Hreniuk Delivers Women's Soccer To Overtime Victory

Sophomore forward Jamie Hreniuk scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, on Saturday at Susquehanna.
Sophomore forward Jamie Hreniuk scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, on Saturday at Susquehanna.



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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Sophomore forward Jamie Hreniuk (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) continued her standout season by scoring twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to lead The University of Scranton women's soccer team to a 3-2 victory at Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon. 

Hreniuk's goal in the 97th minute extended Scranton's winning streak to seven straight and kept the Royals (10-1-1, 3-0-0 Landmark) undefeated in conference play. It also came after they had overcome a pair of one-goal deficits, both in the second half.

The match-winning goal by Hreniuk was her team-leading ninth of the season and third game-winner. It came on Scranton's first shot of overtime and 11th of the game. She also scored in the 65th minute to knot the match at 1 after Susquehanna (9-3-0, 2-1-0) had scored in the 50th minute to break a scoreless tie. 

Scranton also received a goal in the 76th minute from senior defender Carolyn Warner (Morris Plains, N.J./Parsippany Hills) on an assist from sophomore midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie). That wiped out a 2-1 deficit and got the Royals into overtime, where Hreniuk won it on an assist from sophomore midfielder Brittany Uricchio (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury).

Warner's goal was her fifth of the season, tied for second-most on the team, while Stevens picked up her team-leading sixth assist. Uricchio's helper was her fourth on the year, second-most on the squad. 

The four players responsible for the three goals have been a potent combination this season. They are all ranked in top six on the team in total points -- Hreniuk leads the way with 20 (nine goals, two assists), Uricchio is second with 14 (five goals, four assists), Warner is third with 11 points (five goals, one assist) and Stevens is sixth with eight points (one goal, six assists).

Scranton held an 11-7 edge in shots and 2-1 in corner kicks. Stevens and Hreniuk tied for the team lead in shots with three apiece. 

The Royals will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 12, when they host Drew in a Landmark Conference match at 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.