|Jill Henson||Kate Calabro||Jennifer Williams|
DALLAS, Pa. – Junior Jill Henson (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) tied her career-high with six goals and The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team (2-4) rode a 10-goal first half to a 14-7 win over the Misericordia Cougars (1-1) on Wednesday afternoon at Mangelsdorf Field in Dallas.
This marks the third time in Henson's career that she has scored six goals and the second time this season after she tallied six in a 20-10 win at Farmingdale State on March 4.
Sophomore Halle Conklin (Point Lookout, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) opened the scoring just 50 seconds into the game and a goal from classmate Jaclyn McCusker (River Edge, N.J./River Dell) made it a 2-0 game at the 27:40 mark of the first half. Misericordia cut the lead to 3-1 before a five-goal run from the Royals that included two goals apiece from Henson and sophomore Jennifer Williams (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville). Senior Kate Calabro (Seaford, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) extended the lead to 9-3 with three minutes left in the opening stanza and Henson tallied a goal on a free position shot in the final minute to give the Royals a 10-3 lead at the break.
Scranton scored three of the first four goals of the second half and Henson's sixth and final tally of the game gave the visitors a 13-4 advantage with 18:39 to play. Senior Shannon Warburton (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) closed the scoring for the Royals at the 12:54 mark.
Henson also added three ground balls and a caused turnover, while Calabro and Williams scored two goals apiece. Other goal scorers for the Royals included Conklin, McCusker, Warburton and sophomore Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic). Calabro added an assist, three draw controls and a ground ball on the afternoon.
Scranton held a 15-7 edge in draw controls led by five apiece from Conklin and senior Becca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor). The Royals also caused nine turnovers as a team including a game-high three from Schum.
Junior Lauren Devlin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) made seven saves in just over 44 minutes of action in net and senior Erin Putnam (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) tallied seven saves of her own in the final 15 plus minutes of action.
Misericordia was led by a hat trick from Kaila Quinvilan.