Royals Keep Landmark Hopes Alive with Win vs. Goucher

SCRANTON, Pa.-Scranton junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made sure that Goucher didn't spoil the Royals' Senior Day festivities Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

Towey made 11 saves to lead the Royals past the Gophers, 12-9, and keep Scranton hopes alive for a Landmark postseason tournament berth.

Senior Christine Dredger (Glen Head, NY/Our Lady of Mercy Academy) led Scranton, now 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the Landmark Conference, with three goals and an assist and freshman Meghan Kerr (Warwick, NY/John S. Burke) had three goals.

The Royals also received two goals and two assists from senior Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, NJ/Shore Regional) and a goal apiece from seniors Erin Green (Merrick, NY/Sandford Christian) and Kiersten Carnes (Montgomery, NY/Pine Bush), junior Emily Goss (Morristown, NJ/Morristown), and freshman Meaghan Ginty (Mineola, NY/Sacred Heart Academy).

Senior Hannah Mae Brown (Pinedale, Wyo./Dunn School {Calif.}) led the Gophers, now 7-7 overall and 2-2 in the conference, with four goals, senior Erin Reifsnyder (Austin, Texas/St. Andrew's Episcopal) finished with two goals, and junior Rita Meissner (Yonkers, NY/Yonkers) had a goal and an assist.

Dredger scored all three of her goals within a 16-minute span of the second half as the Royals went on a 3-1 spurt to extend an 8-6 halftime lead to an 11-7 margin.

The Gophers cut the lead to two on a goal by junior Megan Meluskey with 3:16 left before Kerr answered with an unassisted goal less than a minute later to set the final score.

The Royals then won the next draw control and were able to run out the clock.

Scranton held a 28-21 advantage in ground balls and a 15-8 margin in draw controls.

With four points today (2 goals and 2 assists), Sullivan moved into sixth place on the Royals' all-time scoring list with 166 total points (138 goals, 28 assists).

Scranton will host Cabrini College Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

2014-04-12



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