Field Hockey News & Highlights
September 30, 2013
Bolton Named Player of the Week
Bolton (Souderton, Pa./ Christopher Dock), a sophomore defender, scored five goals this week, carrying the Eagles to wins over Arcadia University and King's College.
Bolton scored both of the Eagles goals in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Arcadia. Bolton tied the game in the 60th minute and then when the game went into overtime, Bolton gave the Eagles the sudden victory with a successful penalty stroke in the 71st minute.
She recorded her first career hat trick on Saturday as Eastern help off conference opponent King's College 5-4. Bolton opened the scoring with a penalty corner goal in the eighth minute and put the Eagles up 4-2 with another penalty corner goal in the second half. Once King's tied the game 4-4, it was Bolton who scored the game-winner in the 66th minute on yet another corner. Bolton also made a big defensive save in the first half.
Bolton leads the Eagles with nine goals this season. She had 10 goals all of last season.
Eastern improved to 5-4 with the wins. They go to Messiah College for a 7 p.m meeting on Wednesday.
Updated: Monday, 30 September 2013