BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) recorded five points including the 100th of her career while Christine Olert (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) scored a career-high six goals to lead The University of Scranton to an 18-9 victory at Moravian on Saturday afternoon in Landmark Conference women's lacrosse action.
Gallo becomes the 25th player in Royals' history to reach the 100-point milestone and now has 102 career points on 89 goals and 13 assists.
Kaitlyn Murphy (Somers, N.Y./North Salem), Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), and Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) scored two goals apiece while Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) dished out a game-high four assists for Scranton as the Royals improve to 6-5 (2-1 Landmark) on the season with the win.
Scranton built a 4-1 lead over the first 13:15 of Saturday's contest before Moravian (8-2, 2-1 Landmark) used a 4-1 run to tie the contest at 5-5 with just over 13 minutes remaining in the opening half. The Royals scored six of the final seven goals of the period, including three in the final 1:06 of the frame, to hold an 11-6 advantage at halftime.
The Greyhounds scored 1:40 into the second half to pull to within four goals, but Scranton put the game out of reeling off the next five tallies to open up a 17-7 cushion with 14:04 showing on the clock.
Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) was strong in goal for the Royals, turning aside 11 shots to earn the victory.
Calabro added six draw controls, six ground balls, and four caused turnovers, Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) totaled six groundballs, three caused turnovers, and three draw controls while Angelo collected five draw controls, in the contest.
The Royals fired off 40 shots on the afternoon to 28 for the Greyhounds while holding a 32-28 edge in ground balls and a 15-11 edge in draw controls. The visitors converted 8-of-13 free position shots while Moravian went 5-for-11 from the eight-meter arc.
Both teams committed 29 turnovers apiece in the contest.
Scranton will visit Oneonta on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt starting at 4:00 p.m.