|Emily Goss||Erin Green||Kerry Sullivan|
|Christine Dredger||Alyssa Farrell||Meghan Kerr|
KINGS POINT, NY—The University of Scranton women’s lacrosse team took care of business early in today’s Landmark Conference regular-season finale against the Merchant Marine Academy.
Needing a win to lock up a conference postseason tournament, the Royals wasted little time, building up a 15-1 halftime lead en route to a 19-4 victory.
Senior Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) and junior Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) scored four goals apiece and senior Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) finished with three goals and an assist as Scranton improved to 6-8 overall and 3-3 in the Landmark Conference.
The Royals are now the number four seed and will meet top-seeded Catholic University in Washington, DC, in one of two semifinal games this Wednesday, April 30. Drew University will visit defending champion Susquehanna University in the other matchup, with the winners advancing to next Saturday’s championship game. The eventual champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships.
Scranton, which held a 34-16 advantage in shots and a 16-8 margin in ground balls, also received two goals and four assists from freshman Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic), two goals and two assists from senior Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy), two goals from freshman Alyssa Farrell (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), and a goal apiece from freshman Alexandra Alessi (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) and senior Shannon Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy).
Senior Alexandra Winfree (Millstone, NJ/The Peddie School) paced the Mariners, now 1-10 overall and 0-6 in the conference, with two goals, senior Katie Noonan (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) had a goal and an assist, and Emily Finnin (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood )scored a goal.
With four goals today, Sullivan moved into fourth place on the Royals’ all-time list with 153. She is also fifth in total points with 181.
Scranton will be making its fourth straight and fifth appearance in the seven-year history of the Landmark Conference.