Elmira Soars Past Royals, 13-8, Monday Afternoon

Freshman Nikole Sullivan scored two goals today in the Royals' 13-8 loss to Elmira College in upstate New York
Freshman Nikole Sullivan scored two goals today in the Royals' 13-8 loss to Elmira College in upstate New York
Nikole Sullivan Erin Green Emily Goss
Meghan Kerr   Emily Towey

Box Score

ELMIRA, NY—Elmira College opened the second half with a 7-0 run to pull away from a 4-3 halftime lead en route to a 13-8 victory over The University of Scranton in non-conference women’s lacrosse action Monday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Marissa Mongillo (Shelton, Conn./Trumbull) scored three of her game-high five goals during the momentum-changing run to help the Soaring Eagles improve to 6-11.  

Elmira also received three goals and an assist from junior midfielder Ashton Hogan (Shelburne, Ont./SUNY Plattsburgh), two goals and an assist from senior attacker Sami Risi (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh), a goal and an assist from junior attacker Natalie Robinson (Okotoks, Alberta/Foothills Composite), and a goal apiece from freshman midfielder Kelsey Quail (Cortland, NY/Cortland) and sophomore attacker Moorea Spoljaric (Saugerties, NY/Saugerties).

The Royals, now 6-9, received two goals apiece from freshmen Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) and Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee), junior Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), and senior Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun).

Falling behind 3-0 and 4-1 early, the Royals cut the margin to one on back-to-back goals by Green late in the first half.

The Soaring Eagles dominated the opening 10 minutes of the second half to build up an 11-3 lead before the Royals finally got back on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal by Sullivan with 14:52 left.  Sullivan’s goal ignited a 4-1 run that cut Elmira’s lead to 12-7 with 8:11 left, but the Royals would managed just one more goal the rest of the way.

Scranton junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made 10 saves while LeAnna Presler (Livonia, NY/Livonia) finished with five for the Soaring Eagles.

Elmira held a 31-18 advantage in shot attempts and a 26-19 margin in ground balls.  The Soaring Eagles also won 14 of the 23 draw controls.

The Royals will return to action this Wednesday, April 30, against Catholic University in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference tournament in Washington, DC, beginning at 4:00 p.m.