Tue Nov 19
6:00 PM
Goucher
at Hood
Tue Nov 19
6:00 PM
Catholic
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Jamie Lynn Roberts Game
Tue Nov 19
6:00 PM
Drew
at Centenary (N.J.)
Tue Nov 19
7:00 PM
TCNJ
at Moravian
Tue Nov 19
7:00 PM
Goucher
at Christendom
Wed Nov 20
6:00 PM
Wm. Paterson
at Susquehanna
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Catholic
at Widener
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Wm. Paterson
at Moravian
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Scranton
at Wilkes
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
St. Elizabeth
at Drew
Wed Nov 20
8:00 PM
Messiah
at Susquehanna
Thu Nov 21
7:00 PM
Cabrini
at Elizabethtown
Fri Nov 22
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Abington
vs. Catholic
@ Muhlenberg Scotty Wood Tournament
Fri Nov 22
6:00 PM
Juniata
at Mount Union
M-Club Tournament
Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Wilson
at Juniata
Comfort Inn Tip-Off Classic
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Juniata
vs. Hope
@ Alliance, Ohio Mount Union Tournament, 2 or 4 p.m.
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Catholic
vs. TBD
@ Muhlenberg Scotty Wood Tournament
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Moravian
at Gwynedd Mercy
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Stevens
at Catholic
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Elizabethtown
at King's (Pa.)
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Misericordia
Sat Nov 23
3:00 PM
Scranton
at Cabrini
Sat Nov 23
4:00 PM
St. Elizabeth
at Juniata
Comfort Inn Tip-Off Classic
Sat Nov 23
6:00 PM
Scranton
at King's (Pa.)
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Salisbury
at Goucher
Sat Nov 23
8:00 PM
York (N.Y.)
at Susquehanna
Sun Nov 24
TBA
TBD
at Susquehanna
Sun Nov 24
1:00 PM
Scranton
vs. Wilkes
@ King's College
Tue Nov 26
5:30 PM
Juniata
at St. Vincent
Tue Nov 26
6:00 PM
Catholic
at Haverford
Tue Nov 26
6:00 PM
Moravian
at DeSales
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Marywood
at Scranton
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Goucher
at Notre Dame (Md.)
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Juniata
at Shenandoah
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Goucher
at VMI
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
FDU-Florham
at Drew
Tue Nov 26
8:00 PM
Moravian
at DeSales
Tue Nov 26
8:00 PM
Elizabethtown
at Lebanon Valley
Sun Dec 01
1:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Lycoming
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Gettysburg
at Juniata
Sun Dec 01
3:00 PM
Moravian
at Johns Hopkins
Sun Dec 01
4:00 PM
Lycoming
at Susquehanna
Sun Dec 01
6:00 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
at Goucher
Mon Dec 02
6:00 PM
Penn State-Schuylkill
at Juniata
Mon Dec 02
7:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
at Goucher
Mon Dec 02
8:00 PM
Catholic
at Marymount (Va.)
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Scranton Leads Landmark Women's Soccer Preseason Poll

Scranton Leads Landmark Women's Soccer Preseason Poll

TOWSON, Md. – The three-time defending champion University of Scranton women's soccer team has been selected to repeat as Landmark Conference champions. The Royals secured four first place votes on the way to 54 total points to lead the 2013 Landmark Women's Soccer Preseason Poll. The 2012 runner-up, Moravian College, notched one first place vote and 40 points while Drew sits third in the poll with 38 points and the two remaining first place votes. Catholic University earned the fourth spot with 33 points.

Scranton (9-7-5, 4-0-2) has earned four of the six Landmark Conference championships including the last three straight. Last year, the Royals went unbeaten in conference play and did not allow a goal in the six Landmark regular season games. The defense held strong in the tournament as the team shut out Catholic 1-0 in the semifinal and outlasted Moravian 2-0 in the championship game.

Even though Scranton lost two first-team all-conference players and the 2011 Landmark Defensive Player of the Year to graduation, veteran coach Colleen Murphy returns a wealth of talent, led by senior forward Samantha Russo, a three-time first-team all-conference performer. The defense will be anchored by senior goalkeeper Kelsy McAnelly, a first-team all-conference selection who has posted 22 shutouts over the past two seasons.

Moravian (10-9-2, 4-2) head Coach Brienne Smith returns 15 players and 10 starters from her squad that played in the Landmark Conference Championship match last fall. The group includes Landmark Co-Offensive Player of the Year Kirsten Schall; however, Coach Smith will need to find a replacement for four-time All-Conference and 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Eileen Black.

A young Rangers team won 10 games in 2012 and qualified for the second ECAC Tournament in the last three seasons. Drew (10-8-3, 3-1-2) returns nine of its 11 starters from last season including last year's co-Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, Emma Campbell. She is one of three All-Conference selections to return in 2013.

Catholic (6-9-3, 2-2-2) is the last Landmark team to beat Scranton dating back to the 2009 conference semifinal game, the same year the Cardinals went on to win the championship. Head coach J.P. Sousa returns a number of players from a year ago including First Team All-Landmark selections Tricia Colucci and Lexi Halperin. One of Catholic's top defenders, Colucci helped the team post six shutouts last season.  Halperin started every match of her rookie year and finished with a conference-leading 91 saves in 1,667 minutes of action.  

Goucher College (12-4-2, 2-4) was picked fifth in the poll with 18 points while Juniata College (9-7-1, 2-4) and Susquehanna University (4-9-3, 0-4-2) tied for sixth with 17 points.

The 2013 season kicks off Friday, Aug. 30 with all seven teams in action.

The top four teams in the final regular season standings qualify for postseason play in the Landmark Conference Tournament. The top two seeds will host semifinals Nov. 6 with the highest remaining seed scheduled to host the championship Nov. 9. The conference champion will earn the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

2013 Landmark Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
Rank Institution (First Place) Points
1. Scranton (4) 54
2. Moravian (1) 40
3. Drew (2) 38
4. Catholic 33
5. Goucher 18
6. Juniata 17
  Susquehanna 17