TOWSON, Md. – The University of Scranton women's soccer team took care of business on Saturday, handing Goucher College a 6-0 loss at Beldon Field, wrapping up the top seed in the upcoming Landmark Conference playoffs with a week remaining in the regular season.
Scranton (11-2-2, 6-0-0) received goals from five different players while winning for the sixth straight game and pushing the team's unbeaten streak to 11. Junior midfielder Brittany Uricchio (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) scored twice in the first half, and the Royals got second-half tallies from senior defender Hannah DeMars (Cranford, N.J./Cranford), senior midfielder Casey Trezza (New Providence, N.J./New Providence), junior midfielder Annelise DePaulo (Roseto, Pa./Moravian Academy) and sophomore defender Rebecca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor).
Uricchio scored in the 10th minute on a header off an assist from junior midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie). She doubled Scranton's lead in the 33rd minute when she scored on assists from Stevens and freshman forward Corinne McDonald (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South). The two goals give Uricchio three on the season and 11 for her career.
DeMars pushed the Royals' lead to 3-0 in the 64th minute when she scored her second goal of the season and 14th of her career. Stevens picked up her third assist of the game on the play, giving her seven for the season and 21 for her career, tied for 10th most in program history.
Russo scored an unassisted goal in the 67th minute, the first of her career, and DePaulo added an unassisted goal of her own in the 75th minute, her first of the season and third of her career. Trezza closed the scoring in the 86th minute when she scored in close on an assist from freshman midfielder Mary Geen (Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock). It was Trezza's first goal of the season and third of her career, while Geen earned her first career assist.
Scranton held an 11-2 edge in shots over Goucher (5-8-2, 0-6-0 Landmark) and a 16-2 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) needed just one save for her 10th shutout of the season, tied for ninth-most in a single season in program history. She has now held opponents scoreless over her last 445:36 in goal and has allowed just one goal in her last 1046:55.
The women's soccer team is back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 25, when the Royals travel to Reading, Pa. to take on Penn State-Berks in a non-conference match at 7 p.m.