Junior midfielder Kelly Egan (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and senior defender Jasmine Sconciafurno (Woodland Park, N.J./Passaic Valley) continue to be key cogs in The University of Scranton women's soccer team's success.
Egan and Sconciafurno were named Landmark Conference Offensive and Defensive Athletes of the Week, respectively, after helping the Royals (9-2-1, 3-0 Landmark) post a pair of victories last week to push their winning streak to eight straight and remain in a first-place tie in the conference.
Egan had a goal and two assists during the week, helping her earn the honor for the second time this season. She scored the match-winning goal in the sixth minute and later added an assist in a 3-0 win over Western Connecticut State on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Fitzpatrick Field.
In Saturday's 2-1 win at Goucher, Egan provided the assist on Scranton's goal in the 58th minute that broke a scoreless tie. She now leads the team in goals (5) and points (15) and is tied for the team lead in assists (5).
Sconciafurno also won the award for the second time this season after playing a key role on a defensive unit that allowed one goal in 180 minutes last week. She helped the Royals limit Western Connecticut State to eight shots, including just one on goal, in Wednesday's win. In the win over Goucher, Sconciafurno captained a defensive unit that allowed just five shots.
Scranton will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 14, when the Royals travel to Madison, N.J. to take on Drew University in a Landmark Conference match at 7:30 p.m.