April 16, 2013

Royals End Two-Game Slide With 15-5 Win Over Elmira Tuesday At Fitzpatrick Field

Jilliana DePaolera Deanna Giorno
Kathleen Smart Kerry Sullivan

Box Score
Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.—Junior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional), senior midfielder Jilliana DePaolera (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon), and sophomore midfielderEmily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) combined for eight goals during an 11-0 spurt to lead The University of Scranton to a 15-5 victory over Elmira College in non-conference action Tuesday evening at Fitzpatrick Field.

Sullivan finished with a season-high five goals, DePaolera added three goals and two assists, and Goss chipped in three goals as the Royals snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 7-5.

Scranton, which held a 31-16 advantage in shots and a 14-8 margin in draw controls, also received two goals and two assists from senior attacker Deanna Giorno (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South), a goal and three assists from senior attacker Kaitlin Lazorko (Philadelphia, Pa./Nazareth Academy), and a goal from junior midfielder Mariah Guy (Ocean Township, NJ/Ocean Township).

Elmira, now 6-6, received three goals from sophomore midfielder Ashton Hogan (Shelburne, Ontario/Orangville Northmen), a goal and an assist from sophomore attacker Gretchen Smith (Corning, NY/Corning), and a goal from sophomore attacker Natalie Robinson (Okotoks, AB/Foothills Composite).

The Soaring Eagles did score three straight goals to open the second half after the Royals built up an 11-1 halftime lead, but Scranton quickly erased that momentum, as Sullivan and DePaolera scored within a two-minute span of each other to extend the lead back up to nine, 13-4, with 12 minutes remaining.  

Senior goalkeeper Kathleen Smart (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) finished with four saves in nearly 51 minutes of action to pick up her 27th career victory.  

With two goals and two assists tonight, Giorno moved into sixth place on the Royals’ all-time scoring list with 160 total points (92 goals, 68 assists), while Sullivan’s five goals moved her into fifth place on the Scranton all-time list for most goals (116).  In addition, Goss moves into 20th place on the Royals’ all-time scoring list with 93 total points (86 goals, 7 assists).

The Royals will take the weekend off before preparing for their final two games of the regular season, at Oneonta State on Tuesday, April 23, before hosting Drew University in the Landmark Conference action on Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

--ROYALS--

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