The #2 seeded Philadelphia University women’s lacrosse team (10-7, 8-2 CACC) won the inaugural Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Lacrosse Championship 11-9, knocking off the #1 seeded Georgian Court University Lions (15-3, 10-0 CACC) Sunday, April 26.
The Lady Rams had not previously beaten Georgian Court in their two meetings this season.
Junior midfielder Kathleen Maurer of Rochester, N.Y., scored the game-winner at 7:38 remaining in the second half, and freshman midfielder Caribeth Shappell of Lancaster, Pa., added an insurance goal at 4:44 remaining as the Lady Rams held on for the championship victory.
Shappell was named CACC Tournament MVP for her efforts, while sophomore midfielders Michelle O’Hanlon of Springfield, Pa., and Danielle Coffaro of Webster, N.Y., along with freshman attacker Taylor Peltzer of Holland, Pa., earned All-Tournament honors.
For the contest, both Peltzer and Maurer had three goals, while Coffaro and O’Hanlon added one apiece.
The Lady Rams championship win was the first for the program, as well as first-year head coach George Chis-Luca.
For more on the Women’s Lacrosse team and to see pictures from championship game, go to www.PhilaUrams.com/.