WINCHESTER, Va. – Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) recorded five points including the 100th of her career on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team dropped a 17-14 decision at Shenandoah.
Rogers became the 24th player in Scranton history to reach the 100-point milestone for her career with an assist on the Royals' goal at the 5:12 remaining of the second half. The junior attacker finished the afternoon with two goals and three assists and now has 101 points for her career on 57 goals and 44 assists.
Neither team was able to build a lead greater than two goals in the first 20 minutes of Saturday's contest before Shenandoah (4-2) scored five straight goals to hold a 10-5 advantage with 4:27 remaining in the first half. Scranton (2-3) outscored the Hornets 3-2 in the final three and a half minutes of a high-scoring first half to cut its deficit to 12-8 at the intermission.
The Royals netted the first three goals of the second half to pull to within one at 12-11, but Shenandoah responded with the five of the game's next six markers to open up a 17-12 advantage with 14:31 left in regulation. Scranton scored twice in the final 5:12, but were unable to overcome the five-goal deficit.
Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) totaled four points on two goals and two assists while Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) netted a hat trick for Scranton in the loss. Shannon Warburton (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) and Morgan Windisch (Williston Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) both scored twice while Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) recorded three points on a goal and two helpers.
Calabro collected a game-high 13 draw controls in the contest, the third most by a Scranton player in program history, while Angelo added six draw controls.
Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) made three saves in the first half for the Royals before being relieved by Lauren Devlin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West), who turned aside four shots in the final 30 minutes of play.
Scranton held a 38-29 advantage in shots for the game and dominated the battle for draw controls, 25-9. The Royals committed 22 turnovers though to just 10 for Shenandoah, which went 8-9 on free-position shots compared to 2-7 for the visitors.
Scranton will return to action on Wednesday at Piedmont with the opening draw set for 5:00 p.m. in Demorest, Georgia.