Women’s Lacrosse Looks to Dethrone Catholic in Landmark Conference Championship Match Saturday

Junior Dana Siepietowski and the Royals will play in the Landmark Conference Championship match for the second straight season on Saturday at Catholic.
Junior Dana Siepietowski and the Royals will play in the Landmark Conference Championship match for the second straight season on Saturday at Catholic.

The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team is ready for a stern challenge on the road at Catholic on Saturday, as the second-seeded Royals take on the top-seeded Cardinals in the Landmark Conference Championship match beginning at noon in Washington, D.C.

For fans attending the match in our Nation's Capital, are reminded that admission will be charged at the gate: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (62 and older) and non-Landmark Conference students. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free of charge, as are all Landmark Conference students, faculty and staff with their school ID.

If you can not make it to the match, Catholic will provide a live video stream of the match at this link.

On Saturday, Scranton (11-5 overall) will be in search of their first Landmark Conference title in program history and their first conference title of any kind since capturing the Middle Athletic Conference Championship in both 2003 and 2004.

The contest on Saturday will be a rematch of last seasons Landmark Conference Championship match, in which host Catholic captured their fourth straight Landmark title with a 19-14 win over the Royals. The Landmark Conference championship was the ninth all-time for the Cardinals, as well.

Scranton punched their ticket to the title match with a convincing 18-10 win over third-seeded Elizabethtown in the Landmark semifinals on Wednesday. In the win, sophomore Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg) poured in five goals, four of which came in the second half that put the Royals up for good in the win.

For the year, Scranton has been led on the offensive end by senior Meghan Kerr (Warwick, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic), who has scored 46 goals, with 22 assists. Earlier this week, Kerr was named the Landmark Conference's Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year and was an All-Landmark First Team selection as an attacker, as well.

Catholic (12-4 overall), meanwhile, won their semifinal match on Wednesday against fourth-seeded Drew, 16-2. With the win, Catholic moved into the Landmark Conference Championship match for the 10th straight season.

The Cardinals were led in the win by senior Laura Dunn, who had a hand in eight of Catholic's 16 points with four goals and four assists. For the year, Dunn has led the Cardinals offensively on her way to earning All-Landmark First Team honors, as she has scored 28 goals with 36 assists for 64 total points.

In the regular season match between the squads on April 1, Catholic came to Scranton and upended the Royals, 20-4. In the match, the score was tied at 4 with less than 10 minutes before halftime, but Catholic finished the half on a 7-1 run to take control.

For more on the 2017 Landmark Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship, click here.