NYACK, N.Y. – Samantha Ryder (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) scored a career-high six goals and Laura Dunne (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) racked up a career-best nine points (four goals, five assists) to lead the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team to a 25-10 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory over Nyack College Saturday afternoon.
Philadelphia (4-5, 2-1 CACC), a winner of back-to-back matches for the first time this season, had eight players get their name into the goal column as the Rams recorded a season-high in goals.
Isabella DiGnazio (Pittsburgh, Pa./Peters Twp.) had four goals, while Kathryn Avanzato (Lake Grove, N.Y./Sachem North) and Erin Eckert (Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood) both scored three times. Avanzato's second goal of the afternoon, coming with 3:43 remaining in the first half, was the 100th point in her three-year career.
Alyssa Matthews (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) had a six-point afternoon with two goals and four assists. Sarah von Lange (Marriottsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) racked up two goals, two assists, and a game-high four ground balls. Allison Moore (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central) added her first collegiate goal.
Trailing 1-0 after an Emily Sigmor goal 20 seconds into the match, Philadelphia found its stride as the Rams ran off 10 of the next 11 goals to take a 10-2 advantage with 7:44 left in the half. Six different Rams got into the scoring act, led by three goals from Ryder and DiGnzaio.
With Nyack within 10-4 after back-to-back goals, Avanzato scored to pick up with 100th point and start a run of five straight Philadelphia goals in the final 3:43 of the half to give the Rams a 15-4 halftime lead. DiGnazio, Ryder, Eckert, and von Lange all scored during the surge.
The Warriors scored twice in the opening 1:46 of the second half to trim the Ram advantage to 15-6. Philadelphia ended any hopes of a Nyack comeback by running off four consecutive goals—from Dunne, Avanazto, Eckert, and Ryder—to widen the lead to 19-6.
Dunne scored with two seconds left to give Philadelphia a match-high 15-goal advantage (25-10).
Victoria Raimondi (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) had another solid performance in the Philadelphia goal, stopping 11 shots in the win. Alexandra Bisson had nine stops for Nyack (2-10, 2-4 CACC).
Victoria Silvers had four goals and two assists to lead the Nyack offense.
Philadelphia welcomes Mercy to Ravenhill Field for a non-conference match on Monday, April 10 at 3 p.m.