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Bannon and Healy Lead Women's Soccer to 2-1 Landmark Conference Victory over Drew

Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography
Photo by: Timothy R. Dougherty / Double Eagle Photography

SCRANTON, PA (October 12, 2022) -- Sophomore Emily Bannon (Middletown, N.Y. / Minisink Valley) scored the game-winner in the 59th minute to lead The University of Scranton women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Drew in Landmark Conference action at Weiss Field on Wednesday night.

The Royals move to 10-2-1 on the season with the win and improve to 4-0-0 in conference play.

Drew got on the board in the opening minute as Kat Kugler scored off and assist from Alex Krause to give the Rangers an early 1-0 lead. Having gone down a goal early, Scranton took to the attack in the middle stages of the opening half and nearly found the back of the net several times including a shot off the post from junior Niamh Healy (Orangeburg, N.Y. / Tappan Zee) in the 22nd minute. 

Healy would go on to find the equalizer in the 35th minute as fired a shot with her left foot into the far right corner of the net to tie up the game at 1-1. Sophomore Samantha Goffice (Gilbertsville, Pa. / Boyertown Area) picked up the assist on Healy's goal for her second of the season. 

The game remained squared up at one apiece headed into halftime.

The Royals picked up lots of momentum in the second half as they dominated posession and continued to create dangerous chances in the attacking third as they searched for the go-ahead goal.

Bannon found it in the 59th minute as she received a perfectly placed cross from junior Claire Mulholland (Marlton, N.J. / Cherokee) and buried her shot into the back of the net to give Scranton a one goal lead with just over thirty minutes remaining in regulation. 

The goal proved all the Royals needed as they went on to win the game 2-1 over the Rangers.

Scranton outshot Drew 19-2 in the contest and held an 11-0 advantage on corners. Junior goalkeeper Dana Ogilvie (Piscataway, N.J.) got the first start of her career in goal and made one save on the night. 

The women's soccer team returns to action on Saturday afternoon when they head to Moravian University for a 4:00 pm kickoff.