LADY CHARGERS LACROSSE FALL TO PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY
Orangeburg, NY (4/29/12) The Dominican College women's lacrosse team wrapped up regular season play with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) loss to the visiting Rams of Philadelphia University, 13-11, this afternoon on Senior Day at the DC Lacrosse Field. Before the game DC honored seniors Carla Gimm*, Heather Wannamaker and Aubree Williams*.
DC scored first as Williams notched her 26th goal of the season on a free position shot with 22:10 left in the first half. The Rams countered with a free position goal of the own to tie the score, 1-1. Sophomore KC Jentzen (Pearl River, NY) regained the lead for Dominican with an unassisted goal with 21:11 to go before halftime for a 2-1 Lady Charger lead.
Philadelphia then went on an 8-0 tear, spanning a period of almost 14 minutes to go ahead 9-2 with just under six minutes left in the first half. Dominican came back with a 5-0 run to close out first half play trailing 9-7. Jentzen started the run with her second goal of the game and freshman Gina Sparaco (Freeport, NY) followed with an unassisted goal. Williams recorded her second free position goal of the contest and Sparaco netted her second game goal and 26th of the season almost two minutes later off the assist from Elizabeth Schmidt* (Montgomery, NY). With 16 ticks left on the clock, attacker Brianna Blank (Point Pleasant, NJ) scored her first goal of the game off an assist from freshman Allison Smithwick (Commack, NY).
Dominican continued their run in the second half with two consecutive goals off free position shots from Jentzen and Williams to tie the score at 9-all with 19:36 to go. A Philadelphia goal regained a slight 10-9 advantage, but Sparaco completed the hat trick with her third goal of the game off the pass from Smithwick to re-tie the game at 10-10 with 16:44 on the clock.
A 2-0 spurt by the Rams sealed the victory as they pulled ahead 12-10 with a little over 14 minutes to go. Traci-Joan Muniz (Middlesex, NJ) closed out the Lady Charger scoring with her 17th goal of the year to make the score 12-11, but Philadelphia netted a goal with 8:23 to go for the 13-11 victory.
Sophomore goalie Veronica Iozzi (Chester, NJ) made six saves in the loss.