Hreniuk's First-Half Goal Lifts Women's Soccer In Home Opener

Sophomore Jamie Hreniuk scored her team-leading third goal of the season to lift the Royals on Saturday in the team's home opener.
Sophomore Jamie Hreniuk scored her team-leading third goal of the season to lift the Royals on Saturday in the team's home opener.
Jamie Hreniuk Taylor Stevens
Krissy Welsh Kelly Pompey


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The University of Scranton women's soccer team opened the season with five straight games away from home. When they finally got on the pitch at Fitzpatrick Field, the Royals made sure the wait was more than worth it.

Sophomore midfielder Jamie Hreniuk (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) scored in the 26th minute and the defense made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Farmingdale State on Saturday afternoon.

Hreniuk's third goal of the season came when a pass by fellow sophomore midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie). Hreniuk has a team-high seven points while Stevens is tied for the team lead with two assists.

Scranton's defense rebounded with its second straight clean sheet after having allowed four goals in a 4-4 tie at Western Connecticut State last Saturday. In this shutout, the Royals (4-1-1) allowed just four shots, and senior goalkeeper Krissy Welsh (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) made a pair of saves in the victory.

The Royals held an 8-4 edge in shots over Farmingdale State (0-5-2) and a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. Hreniuk had a team-high three shots and junior forward Kelly Pompey (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) had two.

Scranton will be back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 20, when the Royals travel to Allentown, Pa. to take on Muhlenberg at 7 p.m.

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