Scranton Runs by Moravian for Landmark Victory

SCRANTON, Pa.-Junior attacker Caroline Pryor (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) reached the 100-point career mark in leading The University of Scranton to an 18-7 victory over Moravian College in Landmark Conference action Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Pryor finished with four goals and sophomore attacker Kaela Mahon (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J./Saint Rose) and junior defender Katie Slade (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East) added three apiece as the Royals improved to 6-7 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Scranton, which held an advantage in shot attempts, ground balls, and draw controls, also received two goals from junior midfielder Kristin Pickell (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) and first-year midfielder Leslie Connelly (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) and one each from junior attacker Emma Sacramone (Orange, Conn./Amity) and first-year attackers Jilliana DePaolera (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), Deanna Giorno (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South), Shannon Howe (Pearl River, N.Y./Pearl River), and Kaitlin Lazorko (Philadelphia, Pa./Nazareth Academy).

Moravian, which fell to 3-8 overall and 0-3 in the Landmark Conference, was led by junior midfielder Sarah Carman (Perkasie, Pa./Pennridge) and sophomore attacker Allison Hess (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) with two goals apiece and senior midfielder Jillian Pagliei (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North), senior attacker Paige Warbrick (Souderton, Pa./Souderton Area), and junior midfielder Maureen Helfers (Westbury, N.Y./W.T. Clarke) contributed one apiece.

Pryor, who is now the 13th all-time leading scorer in Scranton history with 101 points (81 goals, 20 assists), scored three goals in the first half, including two in the opening eight minutes of play as the Royals bolted out to a 7-0 lead before settling for a 13-3 lead by halftime.

Moravian got off to a shaky start, turning the ball over 20 times and cleared it successfully only four times in 13 attempts in the opening 30 minutes of play. The closest the Lady Greyhounds got the rest of the way was nine, which occurred on two occasions in the second half.

Moravian enior goalie Courtney Rosenberg (Cape May, N.J./Lower Cape May Regional), who leads the Landmark Conference in saves, added to her totals today by stopping a game-high 12 shots while senior Cassie Murphy (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) and first-year player Kathleen Smart (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) split time evenly for Scranton in goalie. Smart finished with nine saves and Murphy one.

Scranton now holds an 8-0 lead in the all-time series with Moravian.

With three regular-season games remaining, Pryor is now only four points shy of moving into the top 10 in scoring in Scranton history. Slade's three goals today moved her into 19th place on the Royals all-time list with 61 points (48 goals, 13 assists.).

Scranton will return to Landmark Conference action next Saturday, April 24, against the Rangers of Drew University in Madison, N.J., beginning at 1:00 p.m.

2010-04-17



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