Scranton vs. Wells
April 10, 2008
The Game Story:
Royals' Wrap-up For Thursday, April 10 (Men's Lacrosse, Softball)
Posted 10 April 2008

Immediately, April 10, 2008 Contact: Kevin Southard, SID

Royals’ Wrap-up
For Thursday, April 10

Men’s Lacrosse: ROYALS SCORE SEASON-HIGH 19 GOALS IN WIN OVER WELLS THURSDAY EVENING AT FITZPATRICK FIELD; LINDNER LEADS WAY WITH THREE GOALS AND ALATI AND BARTON COMBINE FOR FOUR GOALS AND EIGHT ASSISTS

SCRANTON, Pa.—The University of Scranton jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead on its way to a convincing 19-1 victory over Wells College in non-conference action Thursday evening at Fitzpatrick Field.

Sophomore midfielder Phil Lindner (Parlin, N.J./St. Joseph Metuchen) led the Royals, now 9-3, with three goals and freshmen attackers J.P. Barton (N. Brunswick, N.J./St. Joseph Metuchen) and Thomas Alati (Glen Ridge, N.J./Montclair Kimberly) had two goals and four assists apiece. Scranton, which held a commanding 49-11 advantage in shots and a 64-27 margin in ground balls, also received two goals apiece from freshmen Sean Coleman (Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic), Christian Dugan (Avon, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy), and Tim Golder (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville).

Wells, now 0-7, avoided the shutout in the third period, when freshman midfielder Kylan Hallett (Basom, N.Y./Akron) scored an unassisted goal. Freshman goalie Thomas Costigan (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa East) made a game-high 14 saves for The Express.

Scranton’s 19-goal output is a season-high and the most for the Royals since scoring 19 against Moravian on April 17, 2004.

With five regular-season games remaining, Scranton needs three more wins to set a new school-record. The Royals will host backyard neighbor Marywood University this Saturday, April 12, at Fitzpatrick Field beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Score by Periods 1 2 3 4 Total
Wells (0-7) 0 0 1 0 1
Scranton (9-3) 7 3 5 4 19

Goals: Wells -1 (Hallett-1)
Scranton-19 (Lindner-3, Barton-2, Alati-2, Coleman-2, Golder-2, Dugan-2, Homan-1, Dowd-1, Deliberti-1, Pantages-1, Gray-1, Quinn-1)
Assists: Scranton-16 (Alati-4, Barton-4, Dowd-2, Eastwood-2, Homan-2, Lindner-1, Malley-1)
Saves: Wells-14 (Costigan-14, 19 goals allowed, 60:00)
Scranton-5 (DiFede-3, 0 goals allowed, 30:00; Gershowitz-2, 1 goal allowed, 30:00)

Softball: ROYALS EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO 10 BY SWEEPING LYCOMING THURSDAY; ZELENIAK BELTS OUT TWO HOME RUNS AND FINISHES WITH SEVEN HITS

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—The University of Scranton extended its winning streak to 10 games by posting back-to-back shutouts of Lycoming College in non-conference action Thursday afternoon.

Freshman Annie Zeleniak (Taylor, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) had three hits, including a home run, and scored three times to lead the Royals to a 6-0 victory in the opener. In the nightcap, Zeleniak went 4-for-5, including another home run, as Scranton exploded for seven runs in the first and added six more in the fifth en route to a 17-0 win in five innings.

Junior pitcher Isabel Mendez (Rutherford, N.J./Rutherford) and sophomore hurler Kasey Borbidge (Glenolden, Pa./Springfield) picked up complete game victories for Scranton, now 16-4. Mendez is now 8-3 on the mound this year and Borbidge is 8-1. Zeleniak’s home runs were her team-leading third and fourth of the season. The Warriors fell to 1-13.

Defensively, Scranton has not allowed a run in its last 26 innings. The Royals will take on Susquehanna University in a Landmark Conference doubleheader this Saturday, April 12, in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, beginning at 1:00 p.m.