SCRANTON - Senior Meredith Campbell (Media, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) scored the game's only goal in the 26th minute, as the University of Scranton field hockey team rode a strong defensive performance all match to a 1-0 shutout win over Arcadia at Fitzpatrick Field on Saturday.
With the win, Scranton remained unbeaten on the year, improving to 6-0 overall. Arcadia fell to 4-2 with the defeat.
In the opening frame, both teams had scoring chances in the first 25 minutes, only to come up a bit short. Scranton also had a shot saved in the opening portions of the contest, as well.
But, in the 26th minute, Campbell got the Royals on the board after taking a pass about 20 yards away from the goal and dribbling all the way to the net, putting away her seventh goal of the season in the process.
Up 1-0, Scranton continued to play great defensively to close out the half, then turned up the intensity on the back end in the second half. In all, the Royals defense, led by senior Jessica Kaplowitz (Glenmont, N.Y./Bethlehem Central), held Arcadia to just a pair of shots in both the first half and the second half, not allowing a shot on goal in the victory.
Overall, Scranton outshot Arcadia, 7-2, in the defensive slugfest, while also holding an 8-1 edge in penalty corners.
The University of Scranton field hockey team returns to action on Tuesday, traveling across town to Marywood for a non-conference match-up. Things get underway at 7 p.m.