Penn Beats Towson, 15-7, for Third Straight Win

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PHILADELPHIA - The goals just keep on coming for the No. 20 Penn women's lacrosse team.

Freshman Ali DeLuca continued her amazing start with five goals and an assist and Rachel Manson and Barb Seaman added hat tricks as Penn cruised past Towson, 15-7, Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field.

The Quakers (3-0) got off to another fast start, scoring the first three of the game. Allison Ambrozy kicked off the scoring and DeLuca added a pair over the first seven minutes; Towson brought one back but Melissa Lehman's tally and Barb Seaman's two made it a 6-1 game by the time the half was two-third complete. Rachel Manson added two more before the half was out.

The second half continued the Penn scoring deluge. DeLuca scored her third - her second hat trick in three games - to open the half. After Hillary Fratzke scored for the Tigers, Lehman and Seaman got two within 30 seconds of each other.

Towson then went on a 3-1 run with goals from Britt Woodfield, Steph Taylor and Nikki Marcinik wrapped around DeLuca's fourth. But the Quakers reeled off three in a row thanks to DeLuca, Hannah Rudloff and Manson to finish things out.

Goalie Sarah Waxman made 12 stops and allowed seven to earn the win. Defensively, Karen Jann picked up three ground balls and caused as many turnovers.

Penn visits two-time defending national champion Northwestern Friday at 3 p.m.