Red Dragons Slay Royals, 16-9, Wednesday Evening At Fitzpatrick Field

Freshman Megan Kerr (22) scored three goals tonight in the Royals' 16-9 loss to Oneonta St. at Fitzpatrick Field.
Freshman Megan Kerr (22) scored three goals tonight in the Royals' 16-9 loss to Oneonta St. at Fitzpatrick Field.
Meghan Kerr Kerry Sullivan Emily Goss
Erin Green   Emily Towey

Box Score
Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.—Junior attacker Kiera McNally (East Northport, NY/East Northport) had five goals and two assists to lead Oneonta St. to a 16-9 victory over The University of Scranton in non-conference women’s lacrosse action Wednesday evening at Fitzpatrick Field.

The Red Dragons, now 10-6, also received three goals and an assist from junior midfielder Nikki Fioretti (Yorktown Heights, NY/Yorktown) and two goals apiece from sophomore attacker Catherine Clark (Burnt Hills, NY/Burnt Hills) and senior midfielder Casey Sarle (West Islip, NY/West Islip).

Scranton, which had a season-long three-game winning streak snapped to fall to 5-8, was led by freshman attacker Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) with three goals, senior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NY/Shore Regional) and junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) scored two goals apiece, and senior attacker Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) finished with a goal and two assists.

McNally scored three times within a four-minute span midway through the first half as the Red Dragons bolted out to a 4-1 lead en route to a 6-3 lead by intermission. Oneonta then put together two runs early in the second half to break it open.

The Red Dragons held a 31-24 advantage in shots and a 26-21 margin in ground balls.  They also won 17 of the 27 draw controls.

Oneonta St. sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Reichardt (Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) finished with nine saves in 51 minutes of action before giving way to senior Laura Grose (Yorktown Heights, NY/Yorktown), who stopped two shots in the nearly nine minutes she played.  Royal junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made five saves.

Kerr’s three goals this evening gives her 21 on the season.  She has scored 14 of them in her last five games.

The Royals will play their Landmark Conference regular-season finale this Saturday, April 26, against the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  A Scranton win coupled with a loss by Goucher College against Susquehanna will make the Royals the number four seed in the Landmark Conference tournament, which begins next Wednesday, April 30.