Women's Soccer Routs Drew To Remain Unbeaten

Freshman Jessica Letherbarrow had a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win over Drew on Wednesday night.
Freshman Jessica Letherbarrow had a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win over Drew on Wednesday night.

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The University of Scranton women's soccer team flexed its offensive muscle on Wednesday night, thumping Drew, 6-0, in a Landmark Conference match at Weiss Field.

The Royals (11-0-1, 4-0-0 Landmark) remained unbeaten on the season and pushed their winning streak to seven straight, including the last six by shutout. They have outscored opponents 17-1 during the seven-match winning streak, which is the team's longest since a 15-match winning streak in 2016.

Scranton has now won 20 straight against Landmark Conference foes, including playoff matches. The Royals are off to their longest unbeaten streak to open a season since 2003 when they went 23-0-1 before falling in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Senior forward Jamie Hreniuk (West Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) scored once in each half, giving her a team-leading nine goals on the season. It was her fourth multi-goal game of the season and eighth of her career. She now has 34 career goals, which rank tied for ninth in program history.

Freshman forward Jessica Letherbarrow (Westtown, N.Y./John S. Burke Catholic) and freshman midfielder Steph Lowrey (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) both had a goal and an assist, picking up their assists on each other's goals, both in the first half. Letherbarrow has two goals and three assists this season while Lowrey scored her first goal and collected her third assist.

Senior midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) and sophomore forward Corinne McDonald (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South) added goals in the victory. Stevens has two this season and six for her career while McDonald has three on the year and seven for her career.

Senior midfielder Erica Licari (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown East) recorded her second assist of the season and 17th of her career on Hreniuk's second goal. She is tied for 16th in team history in career assists. Freshman defender Hope Drewes (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) delivered the assist on McDonald's goal, her second career assist.

Scranton enjoyed a 17-4 edge in shots and 12-0 in corner kicks. The Royals allowed just one shot on goal by Drew (5-6-2, 0-3-1 Landmark), which was saved by freshman goalkeeper Jocey McCauley (Port Monmouth, N.J./Livingston). She worked the final 23:35 to combine on the shutout with senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood).

The women's soccer team will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Royals host Elizabethtown in a Landmark Conference match at 4 p.m. at Weiss Field.