Royals Open 2014 Season With 17-2 Win at King's; Goss Scores 100th Career Goal

Emily Goss Erin Green Nikole Sullivan
Christine Dredger Shannon Ginty Erin Allen

Box Score

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Dan Ceccacci)

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, Pa.—The University of Scranton women’s lacrosse team took out some frustration Saturday afternoon.

With their first two games cancelled due to inclement weather, the Royals finally got on a chance to open their 2014 season today and responded with a 17-2 victory over King’s College at Betzler Field.

Junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) scored four of her game-high five goals in the first half as the Royals bolted out to an 11-1 halftime lead.  Late in the second half, she reached a personal milestone when she scored the 100th goal of her career, becoming one of 11 players in Royals’ history to accomplish this feat.

Scranton, 1-0, also received three goals from senior Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun), two goals and an assist from senior Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy), two goals from freshman Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee) and senior Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NY/Shore Regional), a goal and three assists apiece from sophomore Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) and senior Shannon Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy), and a goal from freshman Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic).

Seniors Jessica Ormrod (West Haven, Conn./Notre Dame) and Amanda Harney (Neshanic Station, NJ/Somerville) scored a goal apiece for King’s, 0-1.  Freshman Alex Friedhoff (Lackawaxen, Pa./Wallenpaupack) made a game-high 17 saves in goal for the Lady Monarchs.

The Royals held a 29-8 advantage in shots and a 19-13 margin in ground balls.

Junior Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) played nearly 43 minutes in goal for the Royals and picked up the victory by making one save.  Freshmen Marne Rosetti (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) and Grace Campbell (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) also saw action in goal for Scranton today.

In today’s game, Goss also moved into the top 15 all-time in scoring with 108 total points (100 goals, eight assists).

--ROYALS--

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