Kutztown Drops One-Goal Decision to Philadelphia

KUTZTOWN, Pa. A free position goal by Philadelphia's Kalin Hodel with 5:21 left broke a tie game, as Kutztown fell at home 9-8 to the Rams in non-conference action.

The Golden Bears got four goals from Leeann Pica (Levittown, Pa./Neshaminy) and three more from Emily Solt (Bowmanstown, Pa./Concord (Del.)) in the contest.

KU fell behind early, 2-0, but goals by Solt and Pica tied things up with 19:50 to go in the half. After a 4-1 run by Philadelphia, Solt cut KU's halftime deficit to just 6-4.

Solt and Pica scored the first two goals of the second half to tie the contest with 20:26 remaining.

Taylor Peltzer scored to put the Rams ahead with 19:55 to play, but Pica knotted things at 7-7 less than four minutes later. Peltzer again put PU on top but Gina Carmina (Flanders, N.J./Mt. Olive) scored with 9:38 left in the game to tie the game at 8-8.

Hodel scored the game winner just over four minutes later.

Carmina had a goal and an assist, while Megan Schwar (Alpha, N.J./Phillipsburg), Marisa Kalodner (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) and Victoria Rost (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford) each had one assist.

Kalodner had three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Emily Savini (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) had four ground balls, while Schwar had three draw controls.

JoAnn McLaughlin (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape) stopped nine shots in goal. Peltzer led the Rams with three goals scored. Carli DiCioccio had a goal, an assist, five ground balls, two draw controls and four caused turnovers.

Ellen Wright made eight saves in net. KU had 12 draw controls in the contest, compared to just six for Philadelphia.

The Golden Bears will look to get back in the win column on March 30 at Gannon.

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. Midfielder Kalin Hodel converted a free-position shot with 5:21 remaining to score the game-winning goal in Philadelphia University 's 9-8 win over Kutztown in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon.

The victory improves Philadelphia's record to 3-5 and snaps its four-game losing streak. Kutztown is now 3-4.

Attack Taylor Peltzer led the Lady Rams with three goals. With those three points, Peltzer is now three away from becoming the fourth Lady Ram to record 200 career points.

Attack Emily Ray netted a pair of goals. Midfielder Carli DiCioccio and Hodel both finished with a goal and an assist.

Leeann Pica led the Golden Bears with four goals, while Emily Solt scored three times.

Philadelphia's Ellen Wright stopped eight shots in the victory. Kutztown's JoAnn McLaughlin recorded nine saves. The Lady Rams outshot the Golden Bears, 26-22.

The Lady Rams never trailed in the game after getting out to a quick 2-0 start on goals by DiCioccio and Hodel. Solt and Pica responded to tie up the game at tie with 19:50 left in the half.

After Peltzer put the Lady Rams back in the lead, Shappell, with a Lady Ram sent off for a yellow card, scored on a free-position shot to extend the lead to 4-2 at the 14:49 mark.

Attack Elizabeth Marrosu, in her first game back from injury, and Ray both scored and gave Philadelphia a 6-3 advantage. Solt got one back for the home team to make the score 6-4 at the half.

Solt and Pica came through to tie the score up at six with 20:26 still to play. After trading free-position goals, Peltzer gave the Lady Rams an 8-7 lead with an unassisted goal at the 13:15 mark. Gina Carmina tied the score at eight with 9:38 remaining to set-up Hodel's heroics.

Philadelphia returns to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play with a match at Wilmington (Del.) on Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m.


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