Women’s Lacrosse Topples Undefeated Juniata
By Bryson Eldridge – Co-Managing Editor
Scranton women’s lacrosse used a strong first half to take down the undefeated Juniata Eagles 11-5.
The Royals jumped out to an early 7-0 and never looked back. On the first play of the game, junior Devyn Tanajewski assisted junior Kayleigh Stalter to score the first goal of the game in the first 34 seconds.
The Royals defense remained stout throughout the rest of the first quarter and junior Erin Reich finished the quarter off with an unassisted goal to put the Royals up 5-0 after the first quarter.
Reich followed her first goal up with another as she scored off a free position just 3 minutes into the second quarter. The Royals took a 7-1 led into halftime.
The Eagles began to claw their way back in getting the Royals lead down to 8-4 in the middle of the fourth. However, Scranton responded as Tanajewski scored a free position goal and put the game to rest.
On the defensive end, sophomore Lauren Boldis recorded eight saves and her second victory. While junior Nicolina Mauro collected three ground balls and forced three turnovers to post a solid day for the Royals defense.
The Royals reach 2-6 and look to go on a winning streak as they reach the back half of the season.