Elmira vs. Scranton
March 18, 2009
The Game Story:
BINGHAMTON, N.Y.—Freshman attacker Brett Greer (Morton, Pa./Ridley) and sophomore attacker Robert Pantages (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) came through in the clutch for The University of Scranton in an 11-10 victory over Elmira College in non-conference action Wednesday evening.

With high-scoring duo Robby Napp (Spring Lake, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) and Kyle Frank (Glen Arm, Md./Boys’ Latin) seeing limited action due to illness, Greer, a transfer from the University of Delaware, stepped to the forefront and scored a season-high five goals and added an assist as the Royals won their second straight game to improve to 3-4 on the season.

Pantages, who scored only two goals last season and none coming into tonight’s game, scored two goals and added an assist to help take up the scoring slack.

“It was a gutsy performance by Brett and Robert tonight,” said Royal head coach Kevin Dugan. “We knew that Brett was capable of this type of effort and he came through for us when we needed it most. Both Brett and Robert stepped up in a difficult situation and they gave us the shot-in-the-arm we sorely needed.”

The Royals also received two goals and two assists from senior attacker Nick Youngstrom (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal), a goal and an assist from Frank and senior midfielder Thomas Kornobis (Merrick, N.Y./W.C. Mepham), two assists from sophomore midfielder Keenan Dowd (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic), and an assist from freshman midfielder Mike Rufo (Broomall, Pa./Haverford School).

Kornobis reached a major milestone this evening. He is now one of 16 players in Scranton history with 100 career points (29 goals, 71 assists).

The Royals will host Susquehanna University in the Landmark Conference opener for both teams this Saturday, March 24, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.