Field Hockey Earns 400th Victory In Program History With 7-0 Win At Susquehanna

Sophomore Grace McClatchy had a pair of goals in the Royals' 7-0 win at Susquehanna on Saturday.
Sophomore Grace McClatchy had a pair of goals in the Royals' 7-0 win at Susquehanna on Saturday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updates to add 400th victory in program history.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Senior forward Meredith Campbell (Media, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) had three goals and two assists to lead The University of Scranton field hockey team to a 7-0 victory over Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon at Sassafras Field, the 400th victory in program history.

The victory keeps the Royals (12-0, 3-0 Landmark) unbeaten and extends the longest winning streak in program history. The win also keeps Scranton in a first-place tie with Catholic (9-2, 3-0) in the Landmark standings. 

The milestone 400th victory comes in the program's 43rd year. The Royals have won at least 10 games in a season 25 times, including six of the past seven seasons.

Scranton also received a pair of goals from sophomore forward Grace McClatchy (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and a goal each from junior forward Elizabeth Tolley (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) and freshman midfielder Annie Amentler (Drums, Pa./Hazleton).

Campbell scored in the 12th minute to break the ice, then scored twice just 49 seconds apart later in the first half. The three goals give her 21 on the season, the second-most in a single season in Scranton history. She passed Rosanne Calvani, who scored 19 goals in 1992. The school record for goals in a single is 25, set by Denise Atkinson in 1985.

Campbell assisted on both goals by McClatchy in the second half, giving her six assists on the season. She has 48 points in the Royals' 12 matches, which also ranks second in a single season in Scranton history. She entered the game tied for fourth and moved past Judy Grimaldi (40 points in 1988), Alyssa Fania (44 in 2014) and Calvani (46 in 1992). Atkinson holds the school record with 54 points in 1985.

Tolley's goal was her 12th of the season while McClatchy scored her first two goals of the season and Amentler's was her second.

Freshman midfielder Meghan Gallagher (Thorndale, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) added a pair of assists and Tolley also had an assist in the win.

The Royals' defense was solid, allowing just three shots, all in the second half. Scranton had a 20-3 edge in shots and 9-4 in penalty corners.

The field hockey team will put its unbeaten record on the line Wednesday when the Royals host Drew in a Landmark Conference matchup at 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.