|Laura Megargel||Gretchen Kempf|
|Corinne O'Kane||Maria Begliomini|
DALLAS, Pa. – Junior midfielder Laura Megargel (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) scored two goals and had an assist as The University of Scranton field hockey team defeated Misericordia University, 4-2, at McGeehan Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Megargel’s first goal gave the Royals (2-1) an early 1-0 lead just over 20 minutes in. Slightly more than nine minutes later, she scored on a penalty stroke to push Scranton’s lead to 3-1.
Kempf’s third goal of the season, on an assist by Megargel, restored Scranton’s lead at 2-1 after Misericordia had tied it at one moments after Megargel’s first goal. It also moved Kempf into fifth all-time in Scranton history with 69 career points (29 goals, 11 assists). Her 29 goals are tied for sixth-most all-time.
O’Kane provided some breathing room with her first goal of the season when she scored with just under 12 minutes to play to give Scranton a 4-1 lead. Misericordia scored late in the game to provide the final margin.
Sophomore goalie Maria Begliomini (Shickshinny, Pa./Northwest Area) made five saves, all in the second half, to earn the win in goal.
The Royals are now 28-3 all-time against Misericordia. The Cougars (2-1) received goals from sophomore midfielder Terra Hall (Sunbury, Pa./Shikellamy) and freshman forward Allison Alexander (Newark, Del./Newark) in the loss.
Scranton is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 8, when it hosts Keystone College at 3:30 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.