Women’s Lacrosse Comes Up Just Short Against #23 Rowan

Jill Henson posted game-highs of four goals and five caused turnovers to go along with three ground balls on Wednesday at Oneonta.
Jill Henson posted game-highs of four goals and five caused turnovers to go along with three ground balls on Wednesday at Oneonta.
Jill
Henson
Kate
Calabro
Katie
Rogers
 
Erin
Putnam
Becca
Russo
 

 

Box Score

For the second time in as many games, The University of Scranton women's lacrosse went toe-to-toe with a nationally-ranked opponent only to fall just short as the Royals dropped a 13-11 decision to #23 Rowan on Tuesday night at Fitzpatrick Field.  

Rowan (6-1) built a 7-2 lead over the first 21:14 of Tuesday's contest before Scranton (5-5) scored the final four goals of the opening half before leveling the score at seven-apiece 33 ticks into the second stanza.

The Profs countered with a three-goal run to hold a 10-7 advantage with 23:21 left in regulation, but the Royals pushed back with the next two markers to pull to within one at the 19:37 mark.  The teams traded goals over the next nine and a half minutes before Rowan extended its lead to 13-10 with eight and a half minutes to play.

Scranton pull to within two goals with 6:30 showing on the clock, but were unable to pull any closer in the final minutes of the contest.

Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) paced Scranton (5-5) with four goals, Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) netted three goals, and Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) added three points on a goal and two assists.

Kaitlyn Murphy (Somers, N.Y./North Salem), Kailyn Angelo (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy), and Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) also scored the Royals in the loss.

Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) turned in a strong outing in net for Scranton, making a career-high 17 saves on the evening to go along with a team-high four ground balls.

Calabro collected a team-high five draw controls and had three ground balls while Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) picked up four draw controls while matching a game-high with three caused turnovers.

Maddie Bray scored a game-high five goals for Rowan (6-1) while Taylor Gretz added a hat trick to lead the Profs, who got 11 saves from Erin Horner in the victory.

Rowan held a slim, 37-34 edge in shots for the game and won the ground ball battle, 29-16.  The Profs also went 21-for-25 on clears to Scranton's 18-of-27 effort.  The Royals, who committed 24 turnovers to 19 for the visitors, claimed a 14-12 lead in draw controls on the evening.

Scranton will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday to take on Moravian in a Landmark Conference tilt starting at 1:00 p.m.

--ROYALS--