WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic University used an 8-1 run spanning the end of the first half and beginning of the second to pull away from The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team and hand the Royals an 18-10 defeat in a Landmark Conference semifinal at Cardinal Stadium.
The game was delayed for two hours with a little more than 22 minutes to play due to lightning in the area, but the delay didn't slow the top-seeded Cardinals (11-5). They scored four of the first five goals after the delay to stretch the Royals' deficit to 16-7 with 15:57 to play.
Scranton (6-10) received five goals and an assist from senior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional). She scored four times in the first half as the game was tied at 5 with 8:40 to play before halftime, but Catholic scored the final four goals of the first half.
Sullivan finishes her career with 158 career goals, fourth in Scranton history. She also finishes with 29 assists for 187 career points, fifth all-time at Scranton.
Senior attacker Erin Green (Merrick, N.Y./Sandford Calhoun) added two goals and an assist for fourth-seeded Scranton, which was making its fourth straight Landmark Conference playoff appearance and fifth in the conference's seven-year history.
Freshman attacker Meghan Kerr (Warwick, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic) had a goal and two assists, and junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) and sophomore midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) each scored a goal.
Scranton held a 21-9 edge in draw controls, but was outshot by the Cardinals, 38-20. The Cardinals forced 30 turnovers while committing just 17.