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Women\'s soccer slips to 1-2-1 in Landmark play with loss to Scranton

(Posted October 13, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Three Juniata College defensive miscues translated to three University of Scranton goals and led to a 3-0 win for the Royals, in Landmark Conference women's soccer action Saturday afternoon on Winton Hill Field in Huntingdon. Scranton jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 3:13 into the game, when Chelsea Paskman scored on a shot from approximately 30 yards out that slipped past Eagle keeper Lisa Russo (Haskell, N.J./Lakeland). Emily MacPhee expanded the Royals' to 2-0 with just 5:36 left in the opening half, when she finished an errant shot by Beth Stephens that was wide of the goal and heading toward the end line. Erin Unterstein added an insurance marker for the Royals in the 53rd minute, tapping into the Juniata goal a loose ball that had gotten past Russo and rolled into the Eagle six-yard box. Scranton outshot Juniata 11-6 during the match, while the Eagles had a 4-2 advantage on corner kicks. "We had an opportunity today, and we did not seize that opportunity,\" said Juniata head coach Scott McKenzie. "We broke down in the fundamental part of the game, we got behind early, and then we had to chase the game instead of controlling it.\" Russo finished the day with a pair of saves in the Juniata goal. Jackie Colley and Caitlin Byrne split goalkeeping duties for the Royals, but did not record a save during the day. The Eagles will head to Selinsgrove, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, for a Landmark Conference matchup with Susquehanna University, with any chance for a berth in the conference tournament riding on the outcome. "We must win on Tuesday. We have backed ourselves into a corner, and now we have to come out fighting,\" said McKenzie.

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