Frank's Five Goals Propel Royals Past Marywood

SCRANTON, Pa. Senior attacker Kyle Frank (Glen Arm, Md./Boys' Latin) scored high five goals and added an assist as Scranton pulled away from Marywood for a 10-6 victory on Wednesday evening.

Frank's five goals move him into seventh on Scranton's all-time career goals list with 85. He scored twice in the first period and twice again in the third when Scranton took a 9-3 lead with four straight goals to start the second half.

The Royals (8-4) also received two goals and an assist from junior midfielder Dillon McInerney (Hawthorne, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and a goal and an assist each from junior attacker Kevin Brier (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and freshman attackers Anthony Lombardo (Mendham, N.J./Mendham) and Will Mahle (Montgomery, N.J./Montgomery).

Senior attacker Daniel Slade (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) had three assists and sophomore midfielder John Gregitis (Wayne, Pa./St. Joseph's Preparatory) had an assist for Scranton.

The Royals took control by outscoring Marywood, 7-1, over a span of 26 minutes in the middle of the game. Frank and McInerney scored two goals apiece during the run and Lombardo added a man-up goal.

Marywood (7-6) closed the gap to 9-5 with two goals late in the third period, but Frank scored early in the fourth to provide an insurance goal, and the Pacers were only able to add a late goal for the final margin.

With the win, Scranton is now 5-0 all-time against Marywood. The Royals scored on two of their four man-advantage opportunities and outshot the Pacers, 37-24.

The Pacers were led by senior attacker Marcus Janda (Allentown, Pa./Parkland), who scored two goals.

Scranton is back in action on Saturday, April 21, when it travels to Towson, Md. to take on Goucher College in a Landmark Conference game at 1:00 p.m.

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Scranton, PA - Kyle Frank recorded six points to lead Scranton to a 10-6 victory over Marywood in non-conference action on Wednesday night at Scranton's Fitzpatrick Field. The Royals boost their record to 8-4 on the season with the win, while the Pacers, who were led by Marcus Janda's two goals, fall to 7-6 overall.

Sam Trill gave Marywood a 1-0 lead just six seconds into the contest after taking a pass from Brandon Terlizzi who won the game's opening draw before setting up Trill. Back-to-back goals by Scranton's Kyle Frank gave the Royals a 2-1 lead with 9:59 remaining in the opening frame, but Riley Dobel knotted the score up at 2-apiece with 1:51 left in the period off a Ryan Nowell helper.

Scranton got goals from three different players in the first 2:21 of the second period to claim a 5-2 advantage before Marcus Janda scored unassisted to cut Marywood's deficit to 5-3. The Royals would hold the two-goal advantage heading into the halftime break.

The Royals potted the first four goals of the third period, extending their lead to 9-3 when Dillon McInerney scored with 3:43 left in the period. Janda halted the hosts' run by netting his second goal of the contest with 2:15 showing on the clock with Dylan Swope assisting on the play and Derek Schmidt scored unassisted with just eight seconds remaining in the quarter to cut the Pacers' deficit to 9-5 heading into the final 15 minutes of play.

Frank's fifth goal of the game at the 13:57 mark of the fourth quarter stretched Scranton's lead to 10-5 before Joe LaBella closed out the scoring for Marywood with the Pacers on a man-up opportunity with 2:14 to play.

The Royals, who held a 37-24 advantage in shots for the contest, got a game-high six points on five goals and one assist from Franks. Kevin Brier (2 goals, 1 assist) and Daniel Slade (3 assists) added three points apiece for Scranton, who won 12 of the game's 17 face-offs while also winning the groundball battle by a 45-40 margin.

Nick Johnson had a solid game defensively for the Pacers, collecting game-highs of four caused turnovers and seven groundballs. Chris Vogel added five groundballs and Chris Riley picked up four of his own for Marywood, who got 11 saves from Nicholas Cornella.

Marywood returns to action on Saturday afternoon at home against Colonial States Athletic Conference foe Shenandoah University at 1:00 p.m. The Pacers will honor the team's 12 seniors prior to the start of Saturday's contest.


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