Piscataway, N.J. The University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team, ranked 20th in the nation, closed out the 2005 season with a 12-6 victory over Rutgers on Sunday afternoon. Chrissy Muller had four goals and one assist in the win and Katie Spofford had three goals in her final collegiate appearance to lead the Quakers. Penn finished the season with an 8-7 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Ivy League play.
The Red and Blue dominated the game from the start. Just 50 seconds into play, Karen Jann scored her third goal of the season to put the Quakers up, 1-0, on a free-position shot. Emily Cochran then collected Penn’s second goal of the game with 27:10 remaining in the half off of a pass from Ali Ryan. The offense for both teams were quiet for the next seven minutes before Muller scored her first goal of the game on a free-position shot with 20:23 left. Rutgers then scored twice to bring the score to 3-2 in favor of Penn.
Rachel Manson put the Quakers on the board again with a goal off of a free-position shot with 12:10 remaining in the half. Spofford collected her 19th goal of the season just a little under a minute later, also on a free-position shot and Muller struck again with 10:27 remaining. Spofford scored twice more in the half to wrap up her hat trick, once at 9:15 and the other at 3:34. Allison Ambrozy collected her eighth goal of the season with 2:29 remaining to conclude the Red and Blue’s scoring in the half. Penn took a 9-3 lead into the break.
The Quakers again struck first in the second stanza, with Muller scoring her third goal of the game on a free position shot with 9:56 left in play. She also assisted on the next Penn goal, as Ryan scored at the 8:42 mark. Muller wrapped up the scoring for the Quakers with her final goal of the game with 6:14 left in play.
Sarah Soden and Katie Batiuk led the Scarlet Knights (6-10) with two goals apiece.
In goal, Sarah Waxman, in just her second collegiate start, had 11 saves in between the pipes for the Quakers. Lyndsey Feldman had 10 saves for Rutgers on the day.
With the win, Penn finishes with its second-consecutive winning season and only the programs second since 1994. Cochran and Manson wrapped up 2005 leading the Quakers in scoring with 24 goals apiece while Ryan and Spofford each had 21 on the year.
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
1. 1st 29:10 PENN EVEN JANN, Karen Free position shot
2. 1st 27:10 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily RYAN, Ali
3. 1st 20:23 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Free position shot
4. 1st 20:13 RUTGERS EVEN SODEN, Sarah LEININGER, Andrea
5. 1st 13:31 RUTGERS EVEN BATIUK, Katie Unassisted
6. 1st 12:10 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel Free position shot
7. 1st 11:27 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Unassisted
8. 1st 10:27 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Free position shot
9. 1st 9:15 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Free position shot
10. 1st 6:16 RUTGERS EVEN BATIUK, Katie Unassisted
11. 1st 3:34 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Unassisted
12. 1st 2:29 PENN EVEN AMBROZY, Allison Unassisted
13. 2nd 9:56 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Free position shot
14. 2nd 8:42 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali AMBROZY, Allison
15. 2nd 7:55 RUTGERS EVEN SODEN, Sarah Unassisted
16. 2nd 6:14 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Unassisted
17. 2nd 3:44 RUTGERS EVEN HOLLEY, Kathleen Free position shot
18. 2nd 2:11 RUTGERS EVEN BRUCE, Rachel SODEN, Sarah