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Four Fall Sports Teams Complete Successful Spring Campaign: The Scranton Journal

Four Fall Sports Teams Complete Successful Spring Campaign: The Scranton Journal

After having their respective fall schedules canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, four University of Scranton teams made the most of a shortened schedule.

Field hockey, men's & women's soccer and volleyball hit their respective fields and courts of play starting on March 6. Each team played four games, apiece, all against Landmark Conference competition. Here are some highlights for each team.

Field Hockey

The defending Landmark Conference champions, the Royals were impressive in their four-game slate, going 4-0, while outscoring their opponents by a staggering 14-0 margin. The season was punctuated on Mar. 28 when Scranton blitzed past Drew, 9-0, on the road.
The Scranton program was also able to honor their 2021 senior class before their Mar. 14 game with Moravian at Weiss Field. The seniors honored were Annie Amentler, Megan Gallagher, Christina Motz, Sheila Newby, Brittany Schumann  and Amelia Sharp.

Women's Soccer

The women's soccer team, also the defending Landmark champs, were just as impressive on the pitch in the spring campaign, going a perfect 4-0, while outscoring the opposition by 12-0 margin.

Junior Grace Elliott was named the Landmark's Athlete of the Week for the Royals, as she scored four goals in four matches for Scranton.

Before the Juniata game on Mar. 7, the Royals honored their 2021 seniors, who were Anna Donnelly, Shae Guilfoyle, Mazie Stiles, Erin Toburen and Alexis Long.


The Royals' volleyball team went 2-2 in matches throughout March, posting a pair of three-set sweeps inside the Long Center over Moravian (Mar. 13) and Susquehanna (Mar. 19).

Before the win over Susquehanna, the Royals honored their lone senior for 2021, Jillian Graham, who followed up the ceremony by posting eight kills in the three-set win over the visiting River Hawks.

Men's Soccer

The Royals men's soccer team also went 2-2 during the month, beating Juniata (Mar. 7) and Moravian (Mar. 13) by 1-0 scores.
Before Scranton's first game of the year vs. Juniata on Mar. 7, the Royals program honored their senior class of Matt Bolock, Jarred Corbett, Andrew Ferrier, John McCane and Aidan Thornell.

Earning Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week honors for the Royals was Thornell, who started 47 of 50 games played over the last three seasons in the Scranton midfield.

All four teams eagerly await their return to action in September when they open their normal fall 2021 schedules.

Fans are reminded to continue to visit for continuing information from the Department of Athletics, and to follow the Royals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RoyalAthletics for updates throughout the offseason.

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