April 12, 2014

Royals Keep Landmark Tournament Hopes Alive With 12-9 Victory Saturday Against Goucher At Fitzpatrick Field

Christine Dredger Kerry Sullivan Erin Green
Meghan Kerr Meaghan Ginty Kiersten Carnes

Box Score
Senior Day festivities (photos courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.—University of Scranton junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made sure that Goucher College didn’t spoil the Royals’ Senior Day festivities Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Towey made 11 saves to lead the Royals past the Gophers, 12-9, and keep Scranton hopes alive for a Landmark postseason tournament berth.

Senior Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) led Scranton, now 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the Landmark Conference, with three goals and an assist and freshman Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke) had three goals.

The Royals also received two goals and two assists from senior Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) and a goal apiece from seniors Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Christian) and Kiersten Carnes (Montgomery, NY/Pine Bush), junior Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), and freshman Meaghan Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy).

Senior Hannah Mae Brown (Pinedale, Wyo./Dunn School {Calif.}) led the Gophers, now 7-7 overall and 2-2 in the conference, with four goals, senior Erin Reifsnyder (Austin, Texas/St. Andrew’s Episcopal) finished with two goals, and junior Rita Meissner (Yonkers, NY/Yonkers) had a goal and an assist.

Dredger scored all three of her goals within a 16-minute span of the second half as the Royals went on a 3-1 spurt to extend an 8-6 halftime lead to an 11-7 margin.

The Gophers cut the lead to two on a goal by junior Megan Meluskey with 3:16 left before Kerr answered with an unassisted goal less than a minute later to set the final score.

The Royals then won the next draw control and were able to run out the clock.

Scranton held a 28-21 advantage in ground balls and a 15-8 margin in draw controls.

With four points today (2 goals and 2 assists), Sullivan moved into sixth place on the Royals’ all-time scoring list with 166 total points (138 goals, 28 assists).

Scranton will host Cabrini College Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

--ROYALS--

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