Spartans Drop Road Contest to Rams, 8-4

Spartans Drop Road Contest to Rams, 8-4

The St. Thomas Aquinas women's lacrosse team lost to Philadelphia University, 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon.  Caroline Finnen scored two goals for the Spartans.  Laura Delorenzo had 4 saves for the Spartans. 

Samantha Ryder put the Rams on the scoreboard almost halfway through the first half at the 15:41 mark.  The Spartans responded with Finnen's first goal of the game just three minutes later.  The hosts stayed in controll the remainder of the half adding three more goals to take a 4-1 lead into the break and holding an 8-3 advantage on shots.

The Spartan offense was more aggressive in the second half with 14 shots to the Rams 7, but the guest were only able to capitalize on 3 of their shots.  Alyson Brennan and Jennifer Farrell each added a second half goal.  Finnen's second goal brought the Spartans within three (7-4) with 11 minutes to go.  

Philadelphia University's Isabella DiGnazio added a late goal to put the Rams ahead four and earn the win.  DiGnazio finished with two goals for the hosts.  Victoria Raimondi picked up her first win in goal with 8 saves. 

The Spartans will return to action on Saturday when they host Roberts Wesleyan for a 1:00 pm game.