|Meghan Kerr||Emily Goss||Erin Green|
|Emily Towey||Meaghan Ginty||Kerry Sullivan|
SCRANTON, Pa.—The University of Scranton women’s
lacrosse team stood toe-to-toe with 12th-ranked Montclair State
University for 30 minutes Wednesday evening at Fitzpatrick
Then the Red Hawks flexed their muscles, dominating the second half to pull away for a 16-5 victory.
Senior midfielder Kelly Schoneveld scored four of her game-high six goals in the second half and junior attacker Tierney Conlon (Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) finished with four goals and three assists as Montclair State broke away from a 4-4 tie at intermission.
The Red Hawks, now 10-0, also received two goals apiece from freshman midfielder Francesca Verrone (Flanders, NJ/Mount Olive) and freshman attacker Aviana Paraggio (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) and a goal and two assists from sophomore midfielder Kasey Maguire (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee).
Freshman midfielder Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke) led the Royals, now 2-5, with a goal and two assists and junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), senior attackers Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) and Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun), and freshman midfielder Meaghan Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy) scored a goal apiece.
The Royals got a big lift from junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington), who made six of her eight saves in the first half as Scranton matched the Red Hawks evenly in nearly every statistical categories.
In the second half, the Hawks held the Royals to only eight shot attempts and scored 11 straight goals after Goss tied it up for the final time with an unassisted goal with 25:02 remaining.
Montclair St. held a 33-24 advantage in shots and a 24-19 margin in ground balls. The Red Hawks also got a 12-save effort from freshman goalkeeper Alexandra Tepper (Flanders, NJ/Mount Olive).
The Royals will travel to Washington, DC, this Saturday, April 5, to take on Catholic University in Landmark Conference action beginning at 3:00 p.m.