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Redding Matches Single Game Assists Record as Field Hockey Rolls Past Goucher, 10-0

© Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
© Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com

TOWSON, Md. – Junior Katie Redding (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) matched the single-game program record with four assists and The University of Scranton field hockey team (9-3, 4-1 Landmark) rolled to a 10-0 victory over the Goucher College Gophers (2-10, 0-5 Landmark) on Tuesday night at Beldon Field in Towson.

The Royals' 10 goals are tied for the second most in program history and the most since an 11-0 victory over Misericordia on Sept. 12, 1988.

Redding's four helpers tied the record that was set by Megan Gallagher in a 6-1 win over King's on Sept. 13, 2018. The Havertown, Pa., native also posted her third career hat trick and leads the Landmark Conference with 16 goals on the year.

Scranton had 10 penalty corners in the early stages of the first quarter and junior Elle Collins (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) opened the scoring in the sixth minute as she tipped home a blast from Redding at the top of the circle. Sophomore Lauren Franco (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson) made it 2-0 in the ninth minute following the initial shot by junior Bridget Abraldes (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) and the Royals added goals from fellow sophomore Reagan Dolan (Broomall, Pa./Bonner & Prendergast) in the 13th minute and Redding in the 14th minute to take a 4-0 lead after one quarter.

Goucher goalie Julia Foster tallied a pair of saves early in the second quarter, but the Royals struck again in the 26th minute when senior Maeve Kenny (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen) found the back of the net for the first of her two goals on the night and Abraldes took a feed from Redding in the 28th minute to make it 6-0 at halftime.

Redding tallied her second goal of the night in the 40th minute and Scranton later added goals from Kenny, Redding and Dolan in the final two minutes of regulation to complete the 10-0 victory.

Joining Redding with multi-goal games were Dolan and Kenny with two apiece, while Abraldes added a goal and two assists. This marked Dolan's second straight multi-goal game after she also scored a pair in Saturday's overtime win versus Moravian.

Senior goalie Clare Maguire (Oreland, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy) played all 60 minutes in the cage for the Royals and registered her seventh career shutout.

The Royals return home to host Susquehanna in a key Landmark Conference clash on Saturday afternoon at Weiss Field with start time slated for 1 p.m.

--ROYALS--