Quick Start Propels Royals Past Elizabethtown in Landmark Conference Action Saturday At Fitzpatrick Field

Erin Allen Alexandra Alessi Emily Goss
Erin Green Meghan Kerr Mary Armstrong

Box Score

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

SCRANTON, Pa.—The University of Scranton women’s lacrosse team bolted out to a 13-1 halftime lead en route to a 16-6 victory over Elizabethtown College in Landmark Conference action Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) led the Royals with four goals—all in the first half—and freshman midfielder Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) chipped in three goals and two assists as Scranton snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Senior attacker Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) contributed two goals and an assists and sophomore midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) added two goals for the Royals, who held a 34-11 advantage in shots and an 18-7 margin in draw controls.  

Freshman midfielder Addie Stang (Dover, Del./Polytech) led the Blue Jays, now 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the Landmark, with two goals and an assist, sophomore midfielder Dana Robidoux (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionvilkle) finished with two goals, and freshman goalkeeper Beata Palosz (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) made a game-high eight saves.

The Royals also received a goal apiece from freshman midfielders Meaghan Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy) and Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee), freshman attackers Alexandra Alessi (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) and Alyssa Farrell (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), and senior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional).

With four goals today, Goss moved into sixth place on the Royals’ all-time list with 116 and is now 12th in total points with 124 (116 goals, 8 assists).

All three Scranton goalkeepers saw action today.  Junior Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) started and played the entire first half before giving way to freshmen Grace Campbell (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) and Marne Rossetti (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills), each of whom was credited with a save.

Defensively, senior tri-captain Mary Armstrong (Endwell, NY/Seton Catholic) caused two turnovers and scooped up three ground balls and freshman Alexa Proffit (Miller Place, NY/Miller Place) had two ground balls.  As a team, the Royals held a 22-16 advantage in ground balls.

Scranton will return to action this Wednesday, April 2, against the Red Hawks of Montclair State University at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.


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