GLASSBORO, N.J. - Host Rowan outscored the University of Scranton women's lacrosse team, 10-3, in the second half, eventually taking a 17-8 win over the Royals in non-conference action on Tuesday night.
With the defeat, Scranton fell to 6-3 overall for the year, while Rowan improved to 6-3 with the victory.
In the opening frame of the contest, Rowan was able to open a 5-2 lead in the first 11 minutes of action over the Royals, as sophomore's Christine Olert (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) and Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) scored goals in the opening moments of the contest for Scranton. Junior Morgan Windisch (Williston Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) also recorded an assist on Olert's goal, as well.
Down by three, Scranton attacked back, posting three unanswered goals to tie the match at 5-5 with 9:35 to go in the first half.
Scoring for the Royals were junior Kailyn Angelo (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) off an assist from Rogers, senior Meghan Kerr (Warwick, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic) off an Olert assist, and Windisch, unassisted.
But, Rowan ended the period strong, scoring the final two goals of the half to take a 7-5 lead into intermission. Rowan then quickly extended the lead out to 8-5 in the first minute of the second period, but Angelo answered the goal with a successful free position attempt to cut the Rowan lead down to 8-6.
However, Rowan would go on to outscore Scranton, 9-2, the rest of the game to pull away. Scoring the final two goals of the contest for the Royals were Kerr (unassisted) with 20 minutes left and Angelo (off a Kerr assist) with 1:59 left that proved to be the final score of the contest.
Overall, Angelo led the offense on the evening score three times, while Kerr scored twice. In net, freshman goalie Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) kept Scranton in the match all evening, making 12 saves in a losing effort between the pipes for the Royals.
The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team returns to action on Saturday, hosting Moravian in a Landmark Conference match-up at Fitzpatrick Field. Things are set to get underway at 1 p.m.