Royal Rally Falls Short Against Ursinus

SCRANTON, Pa.-University of Scranton fought back from a four-goal deficit late in the second half, only to come up a tad short against Ursinus in non-conference action Tuesday evening at Fitzpatrick Field.

Despite a five-goal performance from junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), the Royals fell 12-11 after trailing 11-7 with 16 minutes remaining.

The Royals had two opportunities in the closing minutes to tie it up, but Bear sophomore goalie Margaret Philbin (Danbury, Conn./Ridgefield) came up with a save on a shot attempt by Royal freshman Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke Catholic). Moments later after Goss forced a turnover, Scranton turned it back over to the Bears behind their goal. Ursinus then successfully cleared the ball and ran out the clock to secure the victory.

Freshman midfielder Jayme Verman (York, Pa./Lancaster Country Day School) led the Bears, now 7-4, with four goals and four assists, and freshman attacker Emma Ebert (Philadelphia, Pa./Penn Charter) and senior attacker Amber Moyher (Womelsdorf, Pa./Conrad Weiser) chipped in three and two goals, respectively.

Scranton, which held a 33-22 advantage in shots and a 15-10 margin in draw controls, also received two goals from Kerr and one each from senior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional), sophomore midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy), senior midfielder Shannon Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy), and freshman midfielder Nikole Sullivan (Sparkill, NY/Tappan Zee).

Philbin finished with 14 saves for Ursinus and Scranton junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) stopped seven shots.

Goss's five goals today gives her 125 for her career, the sixth most in Scranton history.

The Royals, now 2-7 overall, will host Goucher College in Landmark Conference action this Saturday, April 12, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

2014-04-09



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