Women’s Lacrosse Rolls To 14-3 Win Over Misericordia In Season Opener

Junior Meghan Kerr had six goals and an assist in Thursday's season opener.
Junior Meghan Kerr had six goals and an assist in Thursday's season opener.
Meghan Kerr Elena Gallo

Box score

DALLAS, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team ran off 11 straight goals en route to a 14-3 win over Misericordia in the Royals' season opener at Mangelsdorf Field on Thursday evening.

Scranton (1-0) was led by junior midfielder Meghan Kerr (Warwick, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic), who had six goals and an assist, and freshman attacker Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), who had three goals in her collegiate debut.

The teams traded goals over the first 10 minutes and found themselves tied at 3 with a little less than 16 minutes left in the first half. Scranton then got unassisted goals by Gallo and Kerr to take a 5-3 lead into halftime.

The second half was all Royals as they outscored the Cougars, 9-0. Gallo scored 31 seconds into the half to spark a run of five goals in the first 6:21 of the half.

Scranton also received a goal and an assist each from senior midfielder Erin Allen (Syosset, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy), freshman attacker Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and freshman midfielder Christine Olert (Katonah, N.Y./Somers). Sophomore attacker Morgan Windisch (Williston, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) and freshman midfielder Paige Stoessel (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East) each had a goal, and senior midfielder Fiona Keelan (New Rochelle, N.Y./Mamaroneck) added an assist.

Scranton had a 37-14 edge in shots and a 39-28 lead in ground balls. The Royals were also successful on 11 of 12 clear attempts. Sophomore Amanda Trumpore (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills) and junior Marne Rosetti (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) combined for six saves in goal.

Scranton is back in action on Saturday when the Royals host Haverford at noon in the home opener at Fitzpatrick Field.