PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team picked up its 12th win in a row by defeating visiting Queens (N.Y.) 20-5 in a non-conference match Wednesday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.
Philadelphia—who entered play ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II North Region rankings—improves to 12-1 overall.
Ten Rams found the back of the net in the victory, led by hat tricks from junior attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield), grad student midfielder Kristen Blye (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East), and sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland).
Junior attack Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) racked up six points as she recorded two goals and a match-high four assists.
Senior midfielder Libby Nichols (Ellicott City, Md./McDonogh), senior attack Emily Ray (Bedminster, N.J./Bernards), and junior attack Elizabeth Marrosu (Flemington, N.J./Immaculata) all added a pair of goals.
Seitzinger posted a team-high five draw controls, while junior goalkeeper Kristen Moran (), Blye, and Hartman led the team with three ground balls.
In goal, Moran earned her 10th win of the season (10-1) by making three saves in 49:07. Freshman Maria Matteis () played the final 10:53.
Janet Campo paced Queens (1-9) with two goals and two assists. Taylor Martello recorded one goal and one assist, while Kirstilyn Reynolds and Gabby Casanova scored once.
Carly Chierico had four draw controls and four ground balls.
Goalkeeper Kahli Evans stopped 14 shots, 11 in the opening 30 minutes, and had a match-high six ground balls.
Nichols, Hartman, and Marrosu got Philadelphia off to a fast 3-0 start with goals in the opening five minutes. After Martello got the Knights on the board, Brian, DiGnazio, Blye, and Hartman all found the back of the net to increase the Rams' lead to 7-1 with 16:42 left in the half.
Campo scored a pair of goals, with a Seitzinger goal sandwiched in between, to bring Queens within 8-3.
Parent, Blye, and Brian all struck in the final 3:16 of the first half to give Philadelphia an 11-3 halftime lead.
The Rams dominated the second half as they scored the nine straight goals to extend the gap to 20-3 with 11:04 to play.
Philadelphia heavily outshot Queens 44-12, 30-5 in the first half.
Philadelphia will play its final home match of the season on Friday, April 18 against Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opponent Chestnut Hill at 4 p.m.