Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/13/13
Junior attack Emily Ray tallied four goals, including the game-winning goal, as the Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season, 13-12 over Mercy in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.
Ray broke an 11-all deadlock with an unassisted goal with 9:23 left in the game to give the Rams (1-2) the lead. Thirty seconds later, junior midfielder Carli DiCioccio (Northern Burlington) lofted a pass ahead to Ray, who then shot the ball into the upper right corner to extend the margin to 13-11.
Mercy (3-1) closed within one when Marissa Hurley converted a free-position shot at the 7:26.
With the help of four Maverick yellow cards over the final 3:47, the Rams were able to play keep away and run out the clock.
DiCioccio finished the afternoon with one goal and five assists. Three of her assists came during a four-goal spurt that allowed the Rams to take an 8-3 first-half lead.
Lauren Hartman, Liz Mower (Souderton Area), and Libby Nichols added two goals each for the Rams. Nichols added six ground balls, four caused turnovers, and four draw controls.
Ursinus 14, Widener 5
Ursinus got three goals each from freshman midfielder Devin Brakel and junior midfielder Nicole Kovacs (Washington Township) as the Bears (1-2) downed Widneer (2-1) on a frigid Patterson Field.
Sophomore midfielder Kitty Dawson, junior attack Amber Moyer and freshman defender Eden Abrams each had two goals for the Bears, who held Widener to just one goal in the second half en route to their first win of the year.
Widener got two goals from Julia Costello (Cardinal O’Hara) and a goal and assist from Pinky Schneider (Moorestown).
Ursinus scored the first four goals of the game, then scored the last six of the second half to take the victory.
Individually, Brakel finished with four ground balls and three draw controls, while freshman midfielder Mary Deliberti added in three draw controls.
Senior midfielder Elizabeth Chatburn (Upper Dublin) had two caused turnovers.
Haverford College 10, Occidental 9
The Fords continued s season-opening surge with a non-conference victory over host Occidental College at Jack Kemp Stadium.
The brilliant California sunshine offered the perfect backdrop for the Fords (4-0) to extend their shining start to the 2013 campaign.
Converting a pass from Kenny Likes, sophomore Hannah Morgan (two goals, one assist) tallied the game winner as her second of the afternoon broke a 9-9 tie with 3:36 left on the clock. Haverford needed a strong defensive effort after Morgan’s go-ahead goal and the squad delivered by holding the Tigers (4-4) without a shot over the remainder of the contest.
Diana Perry had three goals.
Rowan 19, Cabrini 12
Becca Wood poured in eight goals for Rowan.
Lacey Doubet (Ridley) had five goals to pace Cabrini.