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Thursday’s college wrap: Peltzer (Arch. Wood) scores 200th point, lead Phila Univ. to comeback win; Gwynedd Mercy tops Arcadia

Friday, 30th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/30/12
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Attack Taylor Peltzer (Archbishop Wood) became the fourth Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse player to tally 200 career points as the visiting Lady Rams came from behind to defeat Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Wilmington (Del.) University, 16-15 in overtime, Thursday afternoon.

Peltzer entered the contest three points shy of the milestone. She quickly picked up her first point with the opening goal 1:21 into the contest. Trailing 2-1, Peltzer came through with her second goal of the contest, an unassisted tally, to tie the score at the 23:12 mark. Peltzer’s 200th career point came with 1:15 left in the half when she assisted on midfielder Kalin Hodel’s goal that cut the Lady Ram deficit to 9-6.

Peltzer is the first women’s lacrosse player to reach 200 points since 2001 when Melissa Campbell accomplished the feat. She finished the game with six points (four goals, two assists) and is up to 203 career points, one behind Ashley Bottomley for third on the all-time list.

Attack Emily Ray was the offensive leader for Philadelphia (4-5, 3-2 CACC) with six goals, including the Lady Rams’ last four goals. Ray—who also had two assists—tied the game at 15 with 6:14 left in regulation, and netted the game-winning goal 2:29 into the overtime.

Defender Andrea Saracco and Hodel finished the game with two goals each. Defender Allison Cassidy and midfielder Hannah Kuranz picked up four ground balls each.
Liz Case had a nine-point game for the Wildcats (5-3, 2-2 CACC) with four goals and five assists. Ashley Kroll recorded four goals and one assist.

In goal, Philadelphia’s Kristen Moran and Wilmington’s Kaitlyn Hall both stopped 15 shots. Moran picked up her first career win. The Lady Rams outshot the Wildcats, 37-34.

The Lady Rams were down 13-7 with 27:11 left in the contest. Peltzer started the rally with her third goal of the game at the 23:58 mark. Just over a minute-and-a-half later Hodel found the back of the net for a second time, with an assist from Ray, to close the gap to four. After Case pushed the margin to back five, Ray answered with three goals, along with tallies from Peltzer and defender Lauren Hartman to tie the game at 14 with 9:22 to go.

Gwynedd Mercy College 12, Arcadia 11

Senior Jenna D’Arcy (Hatboro-Horsham) scored the game-winning goal with just 55 seconds left to cap a wild comeback in Gwynedd-Mercy’s win over Arcadia.

The Griffins trailed 11-9 late in the contest, but three goals in the last 4:49 of the contest gave GM its first home win on the season. Arcadia, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first, was held to just four second-half goals.

Senior Brigid Dowling (Little Flower) scored five times and added two assists, tied it up at 11-all with her unassisted tally with 3:35 showing. The Knights had two scoring opportunities to try and take a lead but were turned away from goalie Kelly Kruk (Methacton). GM was able to get a clear and press for their first lead of the contest. D’Arcy drew a free position shot chance, and buried it past Arcadia keeper Deanna Thompson (18 saves).

Freshman Rachel Irons (Delran, N.J./Delran) then won a big possession off the ensuing draw control where the Griffins were able to play keep away to nail down the win.

Dowling scored twice midway in the first to put the Griffins (3-6) on the board. The Knights tacked on two more before senior Shannon Carabba (Springfield-Montco) netted two just over a minute apart, to cut the lead at the half to 7-4.

Carabba and Shannon Harmer (Nazareth Academy) scored back-to-back goals early in the second to make it a one-score game.

Meghan Fallon led Arcadia (3-4) with four goals. Her last score of the day came with 5:48 in the game for an 11-9 edge.

Kruk entered in the second half and recorded five saves to pick up the win.

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