Mower Powers Philadelpia to Win Over Dominican

HILLBURN, N.Y. Sophomore attack Liz Mower (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) recorded a career-high nine points (seven goals, two assists) in Philadelphia's 20-14 victory over Dominican (N.Y.) in a CACC match Monday afternoon at the Torne Valley Complex.

Philadelphia won its fourth consecutive match and improves to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in CACC play. Dominican is now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Junior midfielder Lauren Hartman (Sewell, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) tied her career-high five points with four goals and one assist. Junior attack Allison Brian (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) scored four times and had two ground balls.

Senior midfielder Libby Nichols (Ellicott City, Md./McDonogh) filled up her stat line with one goal, two assists, a career-high 12 draw controls, four ground balls, and one caused turnover.

Grad student midfielder Kristen Blye (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) notched a pair of goals, while junior attack Elizabeth Marrosu (Flemington, N.J./Immaculata) and senior attack Emily Ray (Bedminster, N.J./Bernards) tallied a goal.

Allison Smithwick led the Chargers' attack with four goals and one assist. Gina Sparaco tallied three goals, while Christina Brennan scored twice.

In goal, Philadelphia junior Kristen Moran (Walden, N.Y./Valley Central) and Dominican's Brittany Kiernan each made 10 stops. Kiernan made eight saves in the first half, while Moran was the busier of the two in the second half with seven saves.

Mower-who was named the CACC player of the week two hours before game time-got the Rams off to a fast start with two goals separated by 57 seconds to Philadelphia ahead 2-0 at the 25:40 mark.

The Rams took full control of the contest with a 7-1 charge over a 6:01 stretch to take a 14-5 lead on Hartman's fourth goal of the game with 33 seconds left in the first half. Hartman led the surge with three goals and Mower scored twice.

In the second half, Brian converted a free-position goal at the 14:50 mark to put the Rams ahead 19-9.

After trading goals to make it a 20-10 affair with 7:56 to play, Dominican scored the final four goals of the game.

Philadelphia returns home to host defending conference champion Holy Family in a CACC contest on Thursday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m.

2014-03-17



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