|Elena Gallo||Raegen Dunn||Becca Russo|
A strong start to the 2019 season has collected The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team some national recognition, as the Royals were voted 25th in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Coaches' Poll, which was released on Monday afternoon.
So far on the young season, Scranton has raced out to a 2-0 start, rolling past 23rd-ranked Messiah in their season opener on Feb. 16, 22-7, then following it up with a 13-5 win at Kean in the Royals' first road game of the year on Saturday.
Overall, sophomore Raegen Dunn (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Township) and senior Elena Gallo (East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) have led the Royals' offense unit by recording eight points, apiece, over the first two games of the year. Dunn has scored four goals and added four assists, while Gallo has found the back of the net seven times and added an assist.
On defense, it's been a strong start for Scranton, as they've allowed just six goals a game and opponents to take 26 total shots. The Royals have also caused 27 turnovers and scooped up 48 ground balls as a team, as junior Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) leads the team in caused turnovers (6) and is tied for the lead in ground balls (6).
The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team returns to action on Tuesday, as they host Misericordia at Weiss Field in non-conference action. Things get underway at 4 p.m.