Tigers Fall to Cross-Town Rival Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. - Holy Family dropped a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest to cross-town rival Philadelphia University by the score of 16-5 on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Holy Family is now 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the CACC, while Philadelphia improves to 9-4 overall and 7-0 in conference action.

Senior Stephanie McNesby (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) and sophomore Brianna Lancetta (Marlton, N.J./Bishop Eustace) each led the Tigers with two points on the afternoon. McNesby finished with a goal and an assist to go along with four draw controls, while Lancetta tallied a team-high two scores.

Junior Brigit LaRose (Lumberton, N.J./Holy Cross) and freshman Paige Settar (Mullica Hill, N.J./Clearview Regional) recorded the other two scores by the Tigers. Senior Jessica Maloney (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) led the team with four ground balls, while sophomores Sarah Kelly (Washington Twp., N.J./Washington Twp.) and Kimber Kisselback (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) each caused a pair of turnovers.

For Philadelphia, sophomore Lauren Hartman exploded for a game-high five goals to lead the Rams' offense. Junior Libby Nichols and freshman Liz Mower each recorded hat tricks with three goals apiece. Nichols also caused a game-high four turnovers. Junior Melissa Styer led the team with six ground balls to go along with two caused turnovers.

Holy Family controlled a majority of the draws (13-10) during the course of the game, but Philadelphia took advantage of the Tigers' turnovers holding a 23-13 edge.

After Philadelphia scored the game's first goal, Holy Family quickly responded with back-to-back goals by LaRose and Settar to lead 2-1 four minutes into the game.

However, Philadelphia rallied off four straight scores to take a 5-2 lead at the 18:37 mark before Lancetta's first score of the game interrupted the Rams run.

Leading 5-3, Philadelphia went on to close the half on a 4-0 run holding the Tigers scoreless for the final 14:10 of the half. The Rams led 9-3 entering the break at halftime.

In the second half, Philadelphia continued to control the game and outscored the Tigers, 7-2, including the final four scores of the game.

Freshman Grace Deckert (Jarrettsville, Md./Fallston) made 12 saves in net for the Tigers after facing 31 shots by the Rams.

Philadelphia sophomore goalkeeper, Kristen Moran, made five stops on 14 shot attempts by the Tigers.

Holy Family is back in action on Thursday, April 11 as the Tigers host Wilmington University in a CACC contest. Game time is slated for 4:30 p.m.

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PHILADELPHIA Sophomore midfielder Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy) scored a season-high five goals in Philadelphia University 's 16-5 CACC victory over host Holy Family Tuesday afternoon on Tiger Field.

The Rams remain perfect in conference play with a 7-0 mark, 9-4 overall. Holy Family drops to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in the CACC.

Trailing 2-1 early on, freshman attack Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) started a string of four straight Ram tallies by converting a free-position shot at the 25:39 mark. Junior midfielder Libby Nichols (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) scored two of her three goals during the run.

After Brianna Lancetta cut the Philadelphia lead to 5-3 with 14:10 left in the half, the Rams tallied another four goals in a row-scored by four different players-to push their lead to 9-3 at the half.

The advantage reached eight with 20:05 to play as Nichols and Hartman both scored to start the second half. Philadelphia ended the game with the final goals, including a pair of goals from sophomore attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield).

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2013-04-09



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