Women’s Lacrosse ‘Excited’

to get Season Started

By Luke Shannon | Sports Editor

Down 7-4 entering the third period, it is easy to see how this win was exciting for members of the women’s lacrosse team.

Devyn Tanajewski scored the first two goals of the third period to reverse the course of the game and start a six-goal Scranton run. Sophomore attacker Erin Reich and senior attacker Jennifer Williams added two goals of their own in what turned out to be an 11-8 victory over Lebanon Valley.

Tanajewski said that the team is excited for the season after improving to 1-1.

“Although the season has just started, we are really starting to come together as a cohesive unit, Tanajewski said. “Each game and practice we are building our chemistry and putting together the missing pieces.”

This game was one big indicator that the Royals’ emphasis on both the mental and physical aspects of the sport has been working. Tanajewski said that the team was focusing on both, allowing them not to give up even in tough situations.

“On Saturday’s game at halftime, we were down by three but knew the game was far from over, Tanajewski said. “We came out to start the second half with a new mentality and started slowly chipping away at the score.”

Tanajewski, Reich, Williams, sophomore attacker Kayleigh Stalter, junior attacker Emma Fitzpatrick, freshman midfielder Molly McCarren, freshman attacker Allie Halfpenny and sophomore attacker Tara Kotten all scored goals in this game, something Tanajewski said she was proud of.

“We had eight different goal scorers that game which shows our versatility and how every player on this team is threat,” Tanajewski said. “Everyone played their hearts out and the end result was a well-deserved and sought-after win.”

Scranton would follow this game with a loss to No. 10 TCNJ, dropping it to 1-2. The Lady Royals will be back in action Saturday at Haverford, with action set to begin at 1 p.m.