Field Hockey News & Highlights
October 29, 2013
Eagles Strong On Senior Day
The Eagles earned 19 penalty corners to Delaware Valley’s three and outshot the Aggies 28 to 11. In fact, the Eagles prevented the Aggies from taking a shot through the first 33 minutes of play.
Megan Bolton scored her team-best 15th goal this season on a penalty stroke, and Danielle Frasca and Jess Jaindl each scored off of assists from Lauren Gay.
Eastern keeper Jenn O’Neill recorded six saves and improved to 6-3 this year.
The Eagles took the 1-0 lead in the start of the 16th minute after earning a penalty corner. Danielle Frasca inserted the ball to Megan Bolton who crossed to Gay who found Jade Etter and and Frasca near the near pipe. Etter and Frasca both both took a swing at the ball, but Frasca got her stick in front of Etter’s and finished with a nice volley. Frasca now has five goals this year.
In the 31st minute, the Eagles earned a penalty stroke when Del Val’s keeper took a seat on a Jess Jaindl shot. Bolton stepped up and sunk her fifth stroke of the year. Bolton is a perfect 5-for-5 on strokes this year.
Eastern made it a 3-0 game in the 41st minute after a very similar corner play to the one they scored on in the first half. Bolton crossed to Gay who struck a pass into Jess Jaindl in front of the keeper. Jaindl redirected the ball into the goal for her 12th goal this season. Jaindl is third all-time at Eastern with 60 goals.
The Aggies got one back in the 56th minute, but Eastern held on for the 3-1 win.
The Eagles finish conference play with a 3-4 record, just missing the playoffs, but certainly played today like a team that will be back at the top of the conference next season with a strong core of returning players.
Eastern finishes its season in a non-conference game against Haverford on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, 29 October 2013