Royal Review: September 9-15 (No. 3 in a weekly series)

Men’s Soccer (3-0-2)

The University of Scranton men’s soccer team won a pair of games during the week to push its winning streak to three. The Royals defeated Ursinus, 2-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and knocked off Johns Hopkins, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday, Sept. 14. Both victories came on the road.

In the win at Ursinus, senior forward John Spadaro (Stony Point, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) and senior midfielder Bill McGuiness (Forty Fort, Pa./Wyoming Valley West) scored goals to lift Scranton. Sophomore forward Nick Paganelli (Ossining, N.Y./Fordham Preparatory) added an assist on Spadaro’s goal.

Against Johns Hopkins, Paganelli gave Scranton the lead in the 73rd minute before the Blue Jays answered back less than a minute later. McGuiness lifted the Royals to the win when his shot from 15 yards out late in the second overtime was true. Junior midfielder Rich Loeffler (Matawan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) picked up assists on both goals.

Scranton is back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 17, when it travels to nearby Dallas, Pa. to face Misericordia at 7 p.m.

Field Hockey (4-0)

The University of Scranton field hockey team remained perfect this season by defeating Albright, 4-0, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Fitzpatrick Field.

The Royals received a pair of goals from junior midfielder Alyssa Fania (Annandale, N.J./North Hunterdon) and one apiece by sophomore midfielder Meghan Kearney (Broomall, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) and junior back Blaire Wilkie (Kulpsville, Pa./North Penn).

Scranton returns to action on Tuesday, Aug. 17, when it faces King’s at 7 p.m. in nearby Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Women’s Soccer (3-2)

The University of Scranton women’s soccer won its only match of the week, defeating Delaware Valley, 7-0, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Freshman forward Kelsey Bacon (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) had two goals and an assist, freshman forward Stephanie Gonnella (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) had a goal and an assist, and freshman midfielder Kelly Egan (Essex Falls, N.J./West Essex Senior) had two assists. The Royals’ freshman combined for four goals and four assists in the victory.

Scranton’s other game during the week – Wednesday, Sept. 11, against Kean University – was postponed due to severe weather. No reschedule date has been announced.

The Royals are back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 18, when they host Marywood at 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

Women’s Volleyball (4-9)

The University of Scranton women’s volleyball team traveled to Aston, Pa. for the Neumann Invitational and went 1-3 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14. Earlier in the week, the Royals dropped a 3-0 decision at Cortland State.

In the loss at Cortland, junior outside hitter Julia Crilly (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) finished with seven kills and five digs.

The Royals opened the Neumann Invitational on Friday with a pair of 3-1 losses to Richard Stockton and Widener. Crilly had 12 kills and seven digs against Richard Stockton, and finished with 23 kills and 13 digs against Widener. Freshman setter Brittany Cafiero (Merrick, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) had 30 assists against Richard Stockton and fellow freshman setter Bailey Woods (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) had 31 assists against Widener.

On Saturday, the Royals defeated Bryn Mawr, 3-0, before falling to Neumann, 3-1. Against Bryn Mawr, Crilly finished with 10 kills and three digs, and senior outside hitter Michaela McCrudden (Fort Washington, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) had six kills and four digs. In the loss to Neumann, Crilly had 15 kills and 13 digs, McCrudden added five kills and 13 digs, and Woods finished with 32 assists and eight digs.

Crilly earned all-tournament honors by finishing the four matches at the Neumann Invitational with 60 kills and 36 digs.

Scranton is back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 17, when the Royals go on the road to face Oneonta State at 7 p.m.

Men’s Golf (1-0)

The University of Scranton men’s golf team won a tri-match against Marywood and Baptist Bible College on Monday, Sept. 9, and finished ninth at the Moravian Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 12.

In the tri-match on Monday, junior Erik Meyer (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) shot a 1-under-par 70 to lead Scranton at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic. Senior Grant Gulick (Binghamton, N.Y./Johnson City) shot 75 and fellow senior Charles Hudacek (Moosic, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) added a 79.

In the Moravian Invitational at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville, Pa., Meyer led the Royals with an 8-over-par 80 in windy, rainy conditions. Freshman Kevin Nardella (Spring Brook Township, Pa./North Pocono) added an 84.

The Royals host the Anthracite Golf Championships on Monday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at Glenmaura.

Men’s Tennis (0-1)

The University of Scranton men’s tennis team opened its season with a 9-0 loss at Wilkes on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Royals will return to action on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, when they host the Scranton Invitational at Royal Courts at DeNaples Fields.

Mens & Women’s Cross Country

The University of Scranton men’s and women’s cross country teams had the weekend off. They are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 21, when they race in the Jack Daniels Shootout at Oneonta State. 

This Week in University of Scranton Athletics

Monday, Sept. 16
Men’s golf – Anthracite Golf Championships at Glenmaura (1 p.m.)

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Field hockey – at King’s (7 p.m.)
Men’s soccer – at Misericordia (7 p.m.)
Women’s volleyball – at Oneonta State (7 p.m.) 

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Men’s golf – at Kings at Wyoming Valley Country Club (1 p.m.)
Women’s soccer – vs. Marywood (7 p.m.) 

Thursday, Sept. 19
Field hockey – vs. Keystone (7 p.m.) 

Friday, Sept. 20
Women’s tennis – at Wilkes (3:30 p.m.) 

Saturday, Sept. 21
Men’s cross country – Jack Daniels Shootout at Oneonta State (11:15 a.m.)
Women’s cross country – Jack Daniels Shootout at Oneonta State (10:30 a.m.)
Field hockey – vs. Arcadia (1 p.m.)
Men’s golf – Empire 8 Championships at Yahnundasis Golf Club, New Hartford, N.Y.
Men’s soccer – at Albright (8 p.m.)
Women’s soccer – at Farmingdale State (2 p.m.)
Women’s tennis – vs. Lebanon Valley (Noon)
Women’s volleyball – at Baptist Bible (11 a.m.)
Women’s volleyball – vs. Penn State-Altoona at Baptist Bible (1 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 22
Men’s golf – Empire 8 Championships at Yahnundasis Golf Club, New Hartford, N.Y.

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