Philadelphia Rallies to Defeat Wilmington in OT

NEW CASTLE, Del. Attack Taylor Peltzer became the fourth Philadelphia player to tally 200 career points as the Lady Rams came from behind to defeat CACC-foe Wilmington, 16-15 in overtime, Thursday afternoon at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex.

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.

Ashley Kroll gave Wilmington a 15-14 lead at the 8:43 mark.

Philadelphia travels to Post for a CACC contest Sunday, April 1 at noon.

2012-03-30



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