PHILADELPHIA – Elizabeth Seitzinger (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) recorded a career-high nine points to lead the Philadelphia University women's lacrosse team to its fifth straight victory, 18-6 over Nyack in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match on a snowy Saturday afternoon on Ravenhill Field.
Seitzinger—who scored five times and dished out four assists during the match—played a key role in a 11-0 surge over the opening 15:13 with three goals and three assists. The run featured goals by seven different players.
Philadelphia (7-4, 4-0 CACC) needed just 27 seconds to open the scoring as Laura Dunne (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) scored the first of her three goals with an assist from Seitzinger. Seitzinger's first goal of the contest came 13 seconds after a draw control by Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area). Samantha Ryder made it three goals in 1:12 with an unassisted tally.
After back-to-back Dunne goals increased the lead to 5-0 at the 26:27 mark, Jaid Mark (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove), Mower, Alyssa Matthews (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), Seitzinger, and Caroline Noebels (Hightstown, N.J./Hightstown) found the back of the net to put the Rams ahead by double figures for the first time. Seitzinger's third goal of the half, with an assist from Mower, extended the gap to 11-0.
The Warriors (3-8, 1-3 CACC) closed the gap to 11-2 with goals from Abby Wilmot and Karis Walborn. Walborn assisted the Wilmot's goal at the 13:22 mark.
Katie Parent (Millville, N.J./Millville) and Mower both scored in the final 6:20 of the first half to give Philadelphia a 13-2 halftime advantage.
Mower capped off her four-goal, two-assist afternoon with two goals in the first 5:23 of the second half to widen the margin to 15-2. Nyack came back to goals from Victoria Silvers and Walborn to get back within 11 (15-4).
Seitzinger completed her nine-point day with consecutive goals, separated by 2:47, to allow the Rams to regain their 13-point cushion. Mark notched her second goal of the match with 14:48 remaining gave Philadelphia a match-high 14-goal cushion.
Nyack got goals from Victoria Silvers at 12:22 and Victoria Lopez-Nash just under three minutes later to finish out the scored. The match was called after the Lopez-Nash goal due to deteriorating field conditions and the concern for the players' safety.
Madeline Barbarino stopped 11 shots in the Nyack goal. For Philadelphia, Corrine Etter (Millville, N.J./Millville) was called on to make just one save to improve to 6-1. The Rams outshot Nyack 33-8.
In addition to her first-half goal, Parent posted six draw controls and five ground balls, both match highs.
Philadelphia heads to Caldwell for a CACC clash on Wednesday, April 13 at 4 p.m.