PHILADELPHIA – Senior midfielder Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) sits atop the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse all-time points list after a seven goal, two assist performance as the Rams pulled away for a 13-8 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory over Holy Family Tuesday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.
Mower passed Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Famer Melissa DerPilbosian (1994-98) for the career points lead when she scored her fifth goal of the match with 18:37 left in the contest to record her 267th career point. In 57 career matches, Mower has racked up 176 goals and 95 assists.
She is 23 goals behind DerPilbosian for first on the all-time goals list.
The Rams (6-4, 3-0 CACC)—winners of four in a row—trailed 5-4 with 24:23 remaining in the second half after two Dana Trevito goals. Mower—who tied her career high in goals for the second straight match—sparked a match-changing 9-1 surge with back-to-back goals. The milestone came on the second of those two goals.
Courtney Shaw (Langhorne, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) and Jaid Mark (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) tallied their first goal of the match 1:26 apart to widen the gap to 8-5 with 14:16 remaining. Mower scored her sixth goal of the day at 14:16 with an assist from Kathryn Avanzato (Lake Grove, N.Y./Sachem North) and Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) added her first of the day at the 12:20 mark to make the score 10-5.
Devon Felix broke the string of Philadelphia goals with a goal of her own just 14 seconds after the Rams went up by five. Rose Bachmayer won the draw control and found an open Felix for the goal.
Unfazed by the quick strike, Avanzato, Katie Parent (Millville, N.J./Millville), and Mower second three quick goals in succession for the Rams to give the home team a match-high 13-6 advantage.
Mower played a major role putting Philadelphia up 4-3 at the half as she scored three goals in the opening 30 minutes, including the go-ahead goal with seven seconds remaining. Parent had the other first-half goal.
Avanzato finished the match with one goal, four assists, and two ground balls. Along with her two goals, Parent racked up eight ground balls, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers.
Corrine Etter (Millville, N.J./Millville) turned aside eight Holy Family shots and scooped up three ground balls for her fifth win of the season (5-1). The Tigers' Grace Deckert stopped nine shots.
Trevito led Holy Family (1-10, 1-2 CACC) with three goals and four ground balls. Erin Harmer added two goals and two ground balls.
Philadelphia welcomes Nyack to Ravenhill Field for a CACC match on Saturday, April 9 at noon.