SCRANTON, Pa. – Ursinus freshman midfielder Jayme Verman scored four goals and had four assists, while freshman attack Emma Ebert added three goals as the Bears (7-4) defeated The University of Scranton (2-7) 12-11 on Tuesday night in non-conference play.
Scranton made a late rally, but, sophomore goalkeeper Margaret Philbin made a save with 2:07 left that held the lead for the Bears.
Ebert scored two of her three goals in the first half, both of them coming back-to-back with the last one coming on a free position shot with 12:17 left for a 4-1 lead. Scranton would score two straight to get within one, before a goal from sophomore midfielder Mary Deliberti with 6:30 on a free position shot gave Ursinus a 5-3 lead.
Leading 7-6 at intermission, Ursinus and the Royals traded goals, before Ursinus went on a four goal run capped by a Verman goal with 13:44 left for an 11-7 lead. Scranton would answer with two more goals, before a goal from Moyer on a Verman assist with 9:39 left gave Ursinus a 12-9 lead. That would turn out to be the game-winning goal for the Bears.
Philbin made 14 saves for Ursinus, who hosts Gettysburg on Saturday.