Lowrey, Berry Lead Women's Soccer To 3-0 Win Over Elizabethtown

Senior keeper Colleen Berry recorded the 19th shutout of her career on Saturday.
Senior keeper Colleen Berry recorded the 19th shutout of her career on Saturday.

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Freshman midfielder Steph Lowrey (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) had a goal and an assist, and senior goalkeeper Colleen Berry (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) made four saves as The University of Scranton women's soccer team remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Elizabethtown in Landmark Conference play at Weiss Field on Saturday.

Lowrey put the Royals ahead in the 19th minute when she scored her second goal of the season on a header off a cross by sophomore defender Anna Donnelly (Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), who earned the first assist of her career.

Later, Lowrey assisted on a goal by senior midfielder Taylor Stevens (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) to complete the scoring in the 59th minute. Stevens scored her third goal of the season and seventh of her career while Lowrey earned her fourth assist of 2018.

In between, senior forward Annelise DePaulo (Roseto, Pa./Moravian Academy) scored her first goal of the season and fourth of her career in the 49th minute. Sophomore midfielder Mazie Stiles (Nyack, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) picked up her third assist of the season and ninth of her career on the play.

Meanwhile, Berry had a strong game in goal. She was called in to make only four saves, but two of them were excellent efforts. The highlight came in the 34th minute when she made a diving save to her left to stop a shot that appeared ticketed for the top corner that would've tied the match.

The shutout was Berry's sixth of the season and 19th of her career, which ranks seventh in program history. She has not allowed a goal in her last 547:41 in goal.

As a team, Scranton has held opponents scoreless over the last 661:16. The Royals' seven-match shutout streak is their longest since the 2003 season when they had streaks of 11 and seven straight shutouts. The team's 13-game unbeaten start to the season is also its best since 2003, when Scranton went 22-0-1 before falling in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Scranton finished the game with a 22-10 edge in shots and 10-2 in corner kicks. Thirteen different Royals took a shot in the match.

The women's soccer team will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 17, when they travel to Haverford, Pa. to take on Haverford in a non-conference match at 7 p.m.