Henson Ties Career-High with Six Goals as Women's Lacrosse Pulls Away From Farmingdale State

Junior Jill Henson matched her career-high with six goals in the Royals' 20-10 win at Farmingdale State on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy of Ithaca Sports Information)
Junior Jill Henson matched her career-high with six goals in the Royals' 20-10 win at Farmingdale State on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy of Ithaca Sports Information)
Jill Henson  Halle Conklin  Kate Calabro 
Emily Schum  Jennifer Williams 


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Junior Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) matched her career-high with six goals and The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team (1-3) pulled away from Farmingdale State in the second half en route to a 20-10 victory over the Rams (0-3) on Wednesday evening at Rams Field in Farmingdale.

Henson had previously scored six goals in a 16-15 win at Cabrini on Apr. 23, 2019 and has scored at least three goals in all four games this season. The junior attack ranks tied for second in the Landmark Conference with 17 goals and also surpassed 100 career goals with 104 in her career. 

The Royals led 10-8 at halftime and outscored the Rams by a 10-2 margin in the second half in the 10-goal win.

Scranton started the scoring just 11 seconds into the game as junior Bridget Lalley (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) took a feed from sophomore Halle Conklin (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and found the back of the net. The Royals scored the first four goals of the game and raced out to an early 6-1 lead after senior Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) tallied her first goal of the season at the 17:25 mark of the opening half. Farmingdale State responded with a four-goal run to cut the lead to 6-5, but sophomore Jennifer Williams (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) and Henson answered with goals to extend the lead back to 8-5 with 11:36 left in the half. Henson notched the final goal of the half for the Royals with 5:35 remaining and the visitors took a 10-8 lead into the locker room.

The Royals put the game out of reach with a five-goal scoring run to open the second half and two goals in 28 seconds from Henson made it a 15-8 game with 22:21 left in regulation. The Rams were unable to get any closer than six the rest of the way and Scranton scored five of the final six goals of the game to preserve their first win of the season.

Henson had six goals and an assist to lead the Royals offensively, while Calabro, Williams and Conklin also registered hat tricks in the win. Conklin added a pair of assists and six draw controls on the evening.

Other goal scorers in the victory included Lalley, sophomores Jaclyn McCusker (River Edge, N.J./River Dell) and Rachel Wells (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) along with freshmen Caroline Miller (Huntington, N.Y./Elwood-John H. Glenn) and Maggie Smith (Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock). Lalley recorded a team-high three caused turnovers as the Royals notched 14 in the victory including a pair apiece from Wells and classmate Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic).

Freshman Emma Fitzpatrick (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) picked up a team-high four groundballs in the game, while Schum added three ground balls and six draw controls.

Junior Lauren Devlin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and senior Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) as Devlin tallied two saves in the first half and Putnam recorded seven saves on nine shots in the final 30 minutes.

The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team will continue their three-game road swing on Saturday when they take on Haverford at 1 p.m.