|Emily Towey||Emily Goss|
|Kerry Sullivan||Alyssa Farrell|
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team could not overcome a big first-half deficit and suffered a 15-5 defeat against Susquehanna University at Sassafras Field on Saturday afternoon.
Junior goalkeeper Emily Towey (Abington, Pa./Abington) made a school record-tying 23 saves in the defeat. She tied the single-game mark set by Kathleen Scanlan in a 17-16 victory over Widener on April 8, 2000.
Scranton (1-3, 0-2 Landmark) received three goals from junior midfielder Emily Goss (Morristown, N.J./Morristown), and a goal apiece from senior attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) and freshman attacker Alyssa Farrell (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh).
Susquehanna (3-3, 2-0 Landmark) scored nine seconds into the game and led 2-0 with a little more than 11 minutes gone when Goss scored with a Scranton player in the penalty box to cut the deficit in half. But the Crusaders scored seven straight goals to finish the first half and take a commanding 9-1 lead.
Sullivan scored to start the second half, but Scranton got no closer as Susquehanna scored five of the next six goals.
The Royals received assists from senior defender Erin Green (Merrick, N.Y./Sanford Calhoun), sophomore midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) and freshman midfielder Meghan Kerr (Warwick, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic).
Sullivan's goal was the 127th of her career, fifth-most in Scranton history. Her 153 career points are tied for ninth in school history.
Goss now has 108 career goals, passing former teammates Jilliana DePaolera ('13) and Deanna Giorno ('13) to move into seventh-place on Scranton's all-time list. Her 116 career points are 13th all-time at Scranton.
Scranton returns to action on Wednesday, March 26, when it travels to Dallas, Pa. to take on Misericordia at 7 p.m.