Lacrosse Downed By No. 1 PhillyU In CACC Clash

Lacrosse Downed By No. 1 PhillyU In CACC Clash

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Nyack College women's lacrosse played at Philadelphia University this afternoon. The Warriors showed an excellent effort in this Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) battle, but came up short falling to the Rams who currently stands at No. 1 in the conference south division.

The Basics:
Score: Nyack 4 | PhillyU 23
CACC Records: Nyack (0-5) | PhillyU 4-0
Location: Ravenhill Field | Philadelphia, PA

Inside The Game:
The Rams opened the first half with 13 consecutive goals within twenty-five minutes of play. Libby Nichols scored 3 of the 13 goals and assisted 1 shot for PhillyU, while teammates Allison Brian, Emily Ray, and Rebecca Baker scored 2 goals each. Elizabeth Marrosu and Liz Mower scored the remaining goals in the first half respectively (13-0). The Rams controlled possession of the ball for most of the half. However, with less than forty seconds remaining, Lauren Lebo (West Simsbury, CT) drove to goal putting the Warriors on the board 13-1. Directly after, with twenty seconds left on the clock, Nyack's Hee Jae Ko (Guatemala City) assisted Lebo in another goal to conclude the period as the halftime score reflected 13-2.

The second half showcased hard work by the Nyack team, but the Rams continued to stretch their lead with running time on the clock. The Warriors started to win the draw control, but the Rams managed to get the first step and controlled possession for the second half of the game as well. After twenty minutes of play, Philadelphia University scored 7 more goals in a row broadening their lead 20-2. At ten minutes left of play, the Warriors took their final time out. Nyack came back on the field and immediately capitalized on their short rest. Lebo won draw control and went straight to goal. The Rams' goalie, Maria Metteis saved the shot, but Lebo rebounded and scored once again (20-3). The Rams would next responded with another goal (21-3). The Nyack Warriors showed solid teamwork capitalizing on a ground ball pick up by Sarah Burnside (Erie, PA). At 6:26 Lebo assisted teammate Victoria Lopez-Nash (Bayville, NJ) with a quick stick into goal making the score 21-4. In the remaining five minutes of regulation, the Philadelphia Rams managed to net 2 more points as they remain undefeated earning their way to a 23-4 game win.

Nyack's keeper, Jacqueline Simeon (Hartford, CT) saved 12 goals, increasing her all time high of the season. Overall, the draw controls were evenly matched: Philadelphia winning 15 and Nyack winning 14. Blye from the Rams scored a game-high 5 goals while Lebo scored 3 of the 4 Nyack points, while assisting the fourth for the Warrior tally. Stacey Cervantes (Whittier, CA) led a team-high 4 ground balls for Nyack in the respective effort.

Words From Coach:
"The score does not reflect how much the Warriors have improved on the field. The Lady Warriors are progressing, and I can't wait to see how the rest of the season turns out," says head coach Anne Reis.

Up Next:
Nyack Lacrosse prepares for their Florida play where they will face the University of Tampa on Tuesday March 25th and Emmanuel College onFriday March 28th.



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