Fresh off another shutout victory on Saturday vs. Moravian, The University of Scranton women's soccer team remained ranked in this week's United Soccer Coaches Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Poll, staying in 10th.
The top five in the USC Mid-Atlantic Region Poll remained the same as last week, headlined by Messiah (11-1-1) and Johns Hopkins (8-1-4). Also, for the second straight week, Scranton remains the lone Landmark Conference team ranked in the Mid-Atlantic Region poll, as well.
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Last week, the Royals started off with a tough 1-0 loss at Penn State Berks in overtime that snapped a four-match winning streak for the team.
But, Scranton came back strong on Saturday vs. Moravian, as they rolled to a 3-0 win in Landmark Conference action. In the victory, Scranton lept out to a 2-0 lead in the first four minutes of play thanks to goals by sophomore Grace Elliott (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and senior Rebecca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor). From there, the Royals rode yet another strong defensive effort, as Scranton held Moravian to just five shots on the afternoon.
For the year, Scranton continues to boast one of the strongest defenses in the Landmark Conference, as they've shutout six opponents, while only allowing nine goals in 12 games on the year. Offensively, junior Mazie Stiles (Nyack, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) leads the team in scoring with three goals and an assist for seven total points.
The University of Scranton women's soccer team returns to action on Saturday, as they travel to Elizabethtown for another Landmark Conference match, as the Royals put their unbeaten Landmark record on the line in the contest (3-0). Action begins at 4:30 p.m.