Field Hockey News & Highlights
September 24, 2013
Bolton's OT Stroke Gives Eagles 2-1 Win
The Eagles earned a penalty stoke in the second minute of overtime and defender Megan Bolton (Souderton, Pa./ Christopher Dock) buried the shot to give the Eagles the sudden victory.
Bolton scored both of the Eagles goals in Tuesday night's win. Bolton is tied with Jess Jaindl for the team lead in goals with six.
The game went scoreless for the first 34 minutes and 27 seconds, but Arcadia managed to end the mutual shutout with 33 seconds left in the first half. The goal was the only one allowed by keeper Jennifer O'Neill, who finished with four saves.
The Eagles didn't get their first goal until the 60th minute. After earning consecutive corners, the Eagles finished the second one with a goal by Megan Bolton from the circle, assisted by Danielle Frasca.
With 3:43 remaining, the Knights thought they had scored the go-ahead goal off a corner, but the score was called back.
Neither team found the cage the rest of regulation, sending the game to 7-on-7 overtime. In the second minute of overtime, Eastern worked the ball in front of the cage and forward Abby Wagner took a shot off of Arcadia's keeper and then took another shot past the keeper that an Arcadia defender on the goal line had no choice but to block it illegally with her body. The illegal save earned the Eagles a penalty stroke from the 7-yard mark.
Sophomore Megan Bolton, who assumed the role of penalty-stroke taker from her older sister Kelby who had taken Eastern's penalty strokes for the previous four years, walked up the line, crouched and lofted the shot past Arcadia's keeper. The goal gave Eastern the sudden victory.
Eastern hosts King's College at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for its first conference game of the season.
Updated: Tuesday, 24 September 2013