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Field Hockey News & Highlights

November 10, 2012

Eagles Fall In Sweet 16


Eagles' goalie Kylie Jones dives to make one of her eight saves. (Photo credit: Ian Rogol/UWM)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.--Eastern Field Hockey's quest for a national championship came to an end in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 15 Eastern Eagles fell to the No. 3 University of Mary Washington Eagles 3-1, losing their first game in over a month and concluding a 16-6 season.

Eastern sophomore Kinsey Lewis put Eastern on the board in the 19th minute, shoving in a goal near the right post after a penalty corner. Brittany Moyer inserted the ball to Kelby Bolton who found Shannon Graybill for the shot. Lewis finished the rebound for her first collegiate goal.

After Eastern's goal, Mary Washington earned five penalty corners and took 11 shots before scoring in the 29th minute. Eastern recorded no shots or penalty corners during that 10-minute span.

For the final six minutes of the half, Eastern responded with five corners and three shots (to UMW's zero) but did not score.

In the second half, Mary Washington earned nine penalty corners to Eastern's three and took 12 shots while Eastern took four.

Eastern goalkeeper Kylie Jones saved five shots in the first half and turned away three more in the second half. Eagles' head coach Camrin Azzarano said that Jones played a great game. "There were quite a few dangerous shots that she turned a way," she said. "She held her ground and did a great job under pressure."

Mary Washington's Lisa Charney scored her second goal in the 42nd minute on a penalty stroke, and Amy Abernathy scored in the 62nd minute to put Mary Washington up 3-1.

Senior captains Shannon Graybill, Kelby Bolton and Brittany Moyer concluded their careers with a 66-22 overall record, a 26-2 conference record and four conference titles. Coach Azzarano praised the captains for their work over the past four years. "The three of them in four years came onto a team that had a lot of experience and they helped make a good team a great team. They're each very unique with different talents, but the three of them have the same fundamental character that is admired by me and their teammates. They're tremendous examples and leaders for their team."

Moyer and Bolton will participate in the national senior game played on Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. at Geneva, N.Y., after the semifinal matches.

Coach Azzarano said the Eagles accomplished their goal of finishing their conference season as strong as possible and carrying that intensity into the NCAA tournament. While today's loss hurt, she said that Eastern Field Hockey had nothing to be ashamed of; they left everything out on the field and plan to play with that same passion next season.

Box Score

Updated: Monday, 29 November 1999


Camrin Azzarano

Camrin Azzarano

Coach Azzarano has led Eastern Field Hockey to five straight Freedom Conference Championships.

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