Dynamic Duo Leads Women's Soccer Past Drew, 4-0

Junior Erica Licari had a career-high five points on two goals and an assist on Wednesday night.
Junior Erica Licari had a career-high five points on two goals and an assist on Wednesday night.

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MADISON, N.J. – Juniors Jamie Hreniuk (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) and Erica Licari (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown East) have been a formidable offensive pairing for The University of Scranton women's soccer team over the past year and a half. On Wednesday night, Drew University was the latest opponent to struggle to stop the duo.

Licari had two goals and an assist, and Hreniuk tallied a pair of goals as Scranton posted a 4-0 victory over Drew in a Landmark Conference match. The victory keeps the Royals (8-2-2, 4-0-0 Landmark) alone in first place in the conference and pushes their unbeaten streak to eight matches (6-0-2 in that span).

Hreniuk and Licari entered the night having combined for 31 goals and 11 assists since the start of the 2016 season. Wednesday night was simply a continuation of their dominance.

Licari put Scranton ahead when she scored on an assist from another junior, midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) in the 24th minute. Hreniuk scored four minutes later to double the lead, which the Royals held into halftime.

The pair then struck quickly to put the game away early in the second half. Hreniuk scored on an assist from Licari just 1:38 into the second half, and Licari added the team's fourth and final goal in the 50th minute to close out the scoring.

For the season, Hreniuk now has a team-high 10 goals and one assist while Licari has five goals and three assists. In their careers, Hreniuk has scored 15 goals with four assists, and Licari has 14 goals and 14 assists. For Licari, her five points were a single-game career high.

Scranton held a 15-10 edge in shots and a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) made six saves in 85:20 in goal. She has allowed just one goal in the past seven games, and the Royals posted their eighth clean sheet of the season.

The women's soccer team will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 14, when the Royals travel to Huntingdon, Pa. to take on Juniata in a Landmark Conference match at 1 p.m.