Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Goucher in Landmark Conference Opener

Kaitlyn Murphy scored three goals in Scranton's win over Goucher on Sunday.
Kaitlyn Murphy scored three goals in Scranton's win over Goucher on Sunday.


Box Score

The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team opened the Landmark Conference portion of its schedule with a dominating performance on Sunday, defeating visiting Goucher 21-4 at Fitzpatrick Field.  The Royals' notched their third straight victory in their home opener to improve to 5-3 (1-0 Landmark) on the season.

Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) recorded five points on two goals and three assists while Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) (three goals, one assist) and Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) (one goal, three assists) added four points apiece for Scranton.

Kaitlyn Murphy (Somers, N.Y./North Salem) and Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) netted three goals apiece while Kailyn Angelo (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) scored twice to go along with an assist in the win.

Scranton scored three times in the first 1:55 of Saturday's contest before Goucher (0-9, 0-1 Landmark) got on the board at the 27:30 mark.  The Royals rattled off the next nine goals to claim a 12-1 lead with 11:53 remaining in the first half. 

Goucher trimmed its deficit to 12-3 with four minutes left in the opening stanza, but Scranton netted the final goal of the frame to hold a 13-3 cushion at halftime.

The Royals went on to outscore the Gophers 8-1 in the final 30 minutes of play, sandwiching a pair of four-goal runs around the visitor's lone tally of the second half.

Kiera Carmody (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and Morgan Windisch (Williston Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) scored two goals, Christine Olert (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) recorded a goal and an assist, while Bridget Doyle (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley) and Bridget Lalley (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) also scored for the Royals.

Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) made two saves in the first half to pick up the win, Lauren Devlin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) turned aside one shot in 13:39 of action, while Amanda Trumpore (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) stopped three shots in the final 16:21 of the contest.

Calabro led all players with six draw controls and three caused turnovers on the afternoon while tying for a game-high with three ground balls in the victory.

Goucher (0-9, 0-1 Landmark) was paced by Shannon Stull's three goals while Bridget Den Boer made 17 saves on the afternoon.

Scranton held a commanding 47-14 advantage in shots for the game and had a 25-18 edge in ground balls.  The Royals, who also had an 18-8 edge in draw controls, was a perfect, 13-13 on clears while the Gophers were just 9-17 on clearing attempts.

The Royals will travel to Washington, D.C. on Thursday to take on 21st ranked Catholic in a Landmark Conference contest starting at 12:00 p.m.