Toburen's Double Helps Women’s Soccer Remain Unbeaten

Sophomore Erin Toburen scored twice on Wednesday night to help the women's soccer team remain unbeaten.
Sophomore Erin Toburen scored twice on Wednesday night to help the women's soccer team remain unbeaten.

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Sophomore midfielder Erin Toburen (Harleysville, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) scored a pair of second-half goals as The University of Scranton women's soccer team stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Penn State-Harrisburg on Wednesday night at Weiss Field.

Toburen scored in the 76th and 78th minutes to put the game away after Scranton dominated for most of the evening but held just a 1-0 lead. Her first goal came when she out-fought a defender for the ball at the top right of the box, then dribbled past the goalkeeper and slotted a shot home for a 2-0 lead.

Just two minutes later, Toburen scored again when she volleyed home the rebound of a saved shot by freshman forward Jessica Letherbarrow (Westtown, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic), who picked up her second assist of the season.

Toburen has now scored two goals on two different occasions this season. She also had a pair in a 4-1 win at Western Connecticut State on Sept. 8. She has four goals on the season and five for her career.

The Royals (9-0-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute when sophomore forward Juliana Corradi (Valhalla, N.Y./Valhalla) scored her first career goal on a cross by freshman forward Steph Lowrey (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), who picked up her second assist.

Scranton's unbeaten streak now stands at 10 to start the season, including five straight victories. It's the longest unbeaten streak since the Royals started the 2003 season by going 23-0-1 before falling in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Royals finished the night with a dominant 23-1 edge in shots, including 12-0 in shots on goal. They also had an 11-0 edge in corner kicks. Letherbarrow led the Royals with five shots.

The women's soccer team will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 6, when the Royals travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to face Moravian in a Landmark Conference match at 4 p.m.