Royals Defeat Monarchs for Fourth Straight Win

SCRANTON, Pa.-The momentum that Scranton picked up in Thursday's overtime victory at Montclair State carried over Saturday at Fitzpatrick Field. Behind five first-half goals from sophomore midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), the Royals jumped out to an 11-2 lead by intermission en route to a 16-7 win over King's.

Scranton, which won its fourth straight game to improve to 4-2, also received two goals apiece from senior midfielder Jilliana DePaolera (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon), junior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional), and freshmen midfieldersErin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) and Bridget Gallaher (Toms River, NJ/Toms River East).

Junior midfielder Amanda Harney (Neshanic Station, NJ/Somerville) led the Monarchs, now 3-5, with four goal and an assist and sophomore Mariah Masciarelli (Binghamton, NY/Seton Catholic Central), senior forward Krystina Villareal (Baltimore, Md./Mercy), and senior Chelsea Manes (Telford, Pa./Souderton) scored a goal apiece.

Goss scored all five of her goals during a 15-minute stretch that helped the Royals erase early deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to take firm command of the game. Scranton held a 31-22 advantage in shots and a 23-18 margin in ground balls.

The Royals also received a goal apiece from junior midfielders Shannon Ginty (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown East) and Mariah Guy (Ocean Township, NJ/Ocean Township) and junior attacker Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) and four assists from senior attacker Deanna Giorno (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South).

Giorno's four assists today moves her into sole possession of fourth place on the Royals' all-time list with 62.

Senior Kathleen Smart (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and sophomore Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) split time equally in goal for Scranton today and combined for 13 saves. Smart picks up the win, which is the 25th in her career, the second most by a goalkeeper in Royals' history.

Scranton will return to action this Thursday, March 28, against five-time defending Landmark Conference champion Catholic University in Washington, DC, beginning at 1:00 p.m.


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