Olert Registers 100th Career Point as Women’s Lacrosse Rolls Past Cabrini

Christine Olert had three points including the 100th of her career in Scranton's victory over Cabrini on Tuesday night.
Christine Olert had three points including the 100th of her career in Scranton's victory over Cabrini on Tuesday night.


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Shannon Warburton (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) scored a career-high six goals while Christine Olert (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) registered the 100th point of her career on Tuesday night to highlight a dominant performance by The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team as the Royals defeated Cabrini 18-9 at Fitzpatrick Field.

Olert, who reached the 100-point plateau by scoring a goal with 9:50 remaining in the first half to become the 26th player in Scranton history to reach the milestone and third this season to reach the feat.  She finished the evening with a goal and two assists.

12 different players recorded points for Scranton in Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers (10-7) as the Royals improved to 10-6 on the spring with their fourth consecutive victory.

Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) totaled five points on two goals and three assists while Katie Rogers (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) added two goals and two assists for the Royals.

Scranton raced out to a 7-1 advantage over the first 16 minutes against the Cavaliers.  The two teams traded a pair of goals apiece before the Royals closed the period by netting seven of the final eight goals of the first half to hold a commanding, 16-4 lead at halftime.

The Royals struck first in the second half before Cabrini netted three straight goals to make it a 17-7 contest midway through the period.  After another Scranton tally, the visitors closed the scoring with a pair of goals in the final seven and a half minutes.  

Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) dished out three assists to go along with a team-best five draw controls while Kailyn Angelo (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) scored a goal and added four draw controls to move into second place all-time in Landmark Conference history with 343 draw controls for her career.

Kaitlyn Murphy (Somers, N.Y./North Salem), Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy), and Morgan Windisch (Williston Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) had a goal and an assist each.

Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) had a big game, totaling five ground balls, three caused turnovers, and three draw controls while also scoring a goal.

Siobhan Warburton (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) and Bridget Lalley (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) also scored goals for the hosts, who got seven saves apiece from goalkeepers Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) and Lauren Devlin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West).

The Royals finished the evening with a 33-29 advantage in shots and a 19-16 edge in ground balls.  The hosts also claimed 16 draw controls to 12 for the Cavaliers and were 20-of-23 on clears

Scranton will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday with its regular season finale against Juniata.  Opening draw of the Landmark Conference tilt between the Royals and Eagles is set for 1:00 p.m. in Scranton.