Flying Dutchmen Spoil Royals' Home Opener, 12-9, Monday Afternoon

The Royals dropped a 12-9 decision today to Lebanon Valley College in their home opener at Fitzpatrick Field
The Royals dropped a 12-9 decision today to Lebanon Valley College in their home opener at Fitzpatrick Field
Emily Towey Christine Dredger Emily Goss
Erin Green Meaghan Kerr Kerry Sullivan

Box Score

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.—Lebanon Valley scored five consecutive goals during an 8-minute span midway through the second half and held off a late rally to defeat The University of Scranton, 12-9, in women’s lacrosse non-conference action Monday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Sophomore Sam Boyce (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill) led the Flying Dutchmen, now 4-2, with three goals and an assist and juniors Bailey Benz (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) and Anna Pagels (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) and senior Mel Modrick (Leesport, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) scored two goals apiece.

Junior Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) paced the Royals, now 1-1, with three goals and seniors Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) and Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) each had a goal and an assist. 

The Royals also received a goal apiece from senior Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional), sophomore Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy), and freshmen Meaghen Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) and Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee).

The Royals paid dearly for committing infractions in front of their own goal during Lebanon Valley’s game-changing run, as the Flying Dutchmen scored three of their five goals on free position shots.

Scranton did manage to cut the lead to three on goals by Green and Dredger late in the second half, but the Flying Dutchmen held the Royals scoreless over the final 8:06 to hang on for the victory.

Sophomore Shelby Morris (White Hall, Md./North Harford) made a game-high 11 saves in goal for the Flying Dutchmen while Scranton’s Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) stopped eight shots.

With three goals today, Goss moved into a tie for 14th place on the Royals’ all-time scoring list with 111 total points (103 goals, 8 assists).

Scranton returns to action Wednesday, March 12, against Elmira College, weather permitting, beginning at 4:00 p.m.