Megargel Leads Field Hockey Past Misericordia, 4-2

Megargel Leads Field Hockey Past Misericordia, 4-2
Junior midfielder Laura Megargel had two goals and an assist as the Royals defeated Misericordia, 4-2, on Wednesday afternoon.
Laura Megargel Gretchen Kempf
Corinne O'Kane Maria Begliomini

Box score

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.

Scranton also received goals from senior forward Gretchen Kempf (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) and senior defender Corinne O’Kane (Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) in the win.

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.


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