Quick Start Propels Royals Past Elizabethtown

SCRANTON, Pa.-Scranton bolted out to a 13-1 halftime lead en route to a 16-6 victory over Elizabethtown in Landmark Conference action Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown) led the Royals with four goals-all in the first half-and freshman midfielder Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic) chipped in three goals and two assists as Scranton snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Sophomore midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) scored three goals and senior attacker Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Calhoun) contributed two goals and an assists for the Royals, who held a 34-11 advantage in shots and an 18-7 margin in draw controls.

Freshman midfielder Addie Stang (Dover, Del./Polytech) led the Blue Jays, now 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the Landmark, with two goals and an assist, sophomore midfielder Dana Robidoux (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionvilkle) finished with two goals, and freshman goalkeeper Beata Palosz (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) made a game-high eight saves.

The Royals also received a goal apiece from freshman midfielders Meaghan Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy) and Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee) and freshman attackers Alexandra Alessi (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) and Alyssa Farrell (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh).

With four goals today, Goss moved into sixth place on the Royals' all-time list with 116 and is now 12th in total points with 124 (116 goals, 8 assists).

All three Scranton goalkeepers saw action today. Junior Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) started and played the entire first half before giving way to freshmen Grace Campbell (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) and Marne Rossetti (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills), each of whom was credited with a save.

Defensively, senior tri-captain Mary Armstrong (Endwell, NY/Seton Catholic) caused two turnovers and scooped up three ground balls and freshman Alexa Proffit (Miller Place, NY/Miller Place) had two ground balls. As a team, the Royals held a 22-16 advantage in ground balls.

Scranton will return to action this Wednesday, April 2, against the Red Hawks of Montclair State University at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

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SCRANTON, Pa. - Elizabethtown had a season-high four different players score at least a goal in its 16-6 loss to Landmark Conference opponent Scranton Saturday afternoon. Addie Stang and Dana Robidoux led the Blue Jays with two goals each while Beata Palosz had a season-high in saves in goal.

Scranton (2-4, 1-2 Landmark) controlled the action in the first half as Elizabethtown (0-8, 0-3 Landmark) struggled gaining possession off the draw controls. The Royals had a 14-2 advantage in draw controls in the opening 30 minutes.

Scranton pressured the Jays' defense early and often, scoring the first 12 goals of the game before E-town got one back. Stang tallied her first of two in the game with 3:45 left before halftime.

Despite being down 13-1 at the intermission, the Blue Jays fought back in the second half. Elizabethtown held a 5-4 edge in draw controls and tied the Royals with nine shots each.

Erin Allen put Scranton ahead 14-1 with a goal two minutes into the second half, but Robidoux (twice) and Mary Nell Donahue recorded goals over the next eight minutes to cut the deficit to ten, 14-4. Donahue's goal was the first of her career. She finished with two shots, two ground balls and a caused turnover.

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