Trailing one of the nation's top teams, 2-0, The University of Scranton was all over sixth-ranked Vassar in the opening 20 minutes of the second half, but was unable to push home a goal before the Brewers pulled away late for a 5-0 victory in non-conference field hockey action at Weiss Field on Wednesday night.
Vassar scored three goals in the final 13 minutes to pull away and improve to 15-1 on the season with their 13th consecutive victory.
The Brewers opened the scoring seven and a half minutes into Wednesday's game on a goal by Alyssa More before extending their lead to 2-0 in the 19th minute on a Grace Amell tally.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jenna Cyr (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) made seven saves in the first half to match a season-high, keeping Scranton (12-4) in the contest despite a 14-1 advantage in shots in favor of the Vassar in the stanza.
Scranton came out strong in the second half, firing off the first six shots, but Brewers goalkeeper Liz Rotolo made four saves and the visitors also got a defensive save to maintain the two-goal advantage.
Vassar capitalized on its first chance of the period, knocking home a rebound in the 59th minute to push its lead to three goals before closing out the scoring with a pair of markers in the final 5:45 of the contest.
The Brewers finished the evening with a 21-7 advantage in shots for the game also with a 9-4 lead in penalty corners.
Junior Claire McAllister (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) also matched a season-high with four saves in the second half for Scranton.
Senior Elizabeth Tolley (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) led the Royals with three shots in the contest including two shots on goal.
Scranton closes out the regular season on Saturday with a Landmark Conference game at Juniata starting at 5:30 p.m. which will determine playoff berths and seeding. The Royals can clinch the #3 seed in the postseason tournament with a win. Scranton can also qualify for the postseason with one-goal loss or a Susquehanna loss to Drew.