PHILADELPHIA UPSETS GEORGIAN COURT FOR CACC WOMEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP
LAKEWOOD, NJ (April 26, 2009) - Philadelphia University upset top seed and host Georgian Court University today, 11-9, to capture the first-ever Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Lacrosse Championship. Philadelphia freshman midfielder Caribeth Shappell was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The Lady Rams had not previously beaten GCU in their two meetings this season. Philadelphia finishes the season with a 10-7 record, while GCU is now 15-3 after going 10-0 in conference play in the regular season.
Junior midfielder Kathleen Maurer scored the game-winner at 7:38 remaining in the second half, and Shappell added an insurance goal at 4:44 as the Lady Rams held on for the championship victory.
In addition to Shappell, sophomore midfielders Michelle O'Hanlon Danielle Coffaro along with freshman attacker Taylor Peltzer earned All-Tournament honors.
For the contest, both Peltzer and Maurer had three goals, while Coffaro and O'Hanlon added one apiece.
Natalie Bermudez, Lauren Conaty and Ryan McGrath earned All-Tournament honors for the Lions. Each tallied two goals apiece in the championship game.
Caribeth Shappell, Philadelphia - MVP
Michelle O'Hanlon, Philadelphia
Taylor Peltzer, Philadelphia
Danielle Coffaro, Philadelphia
Natalie Bermudez, Georgian Court
Lauren Conaty, Georgian Court
Ryan McGrath, Georgian Court
Danielle Niccoli, Wilmington
Catie Joynes, Wilmington
Carley Glass, Chestnut Hill
Katie Donovan, Chestnut Hill
CACC Tournament Results
April 25 at Georgian Court
#1 Georgian Court 23, #4 Wilmington 7
#2 Philadelphia 16, #3 Chestnut Hill 7
April 26 - CACC Championship
Philadelphia 11, Georgian Court 9