Women's Lacrosse News & Highlights
April 21, 2014
Second-Half Push Lifts Eagles
The Blue Jays (1-12) led 4-2 at the midway point of the first half. The Eastern defense, led by seven caused turnovers from Ariana Borreggine, stiffened its resolve and limited the E-town chances, and Megan McReynolds made four of her eight stops in the final 15 minutes of the period.
Wilcox and Charlebois each scored their second of the day two and a half minutes apart to tie the score, and then Jaquelyn Janda scored her third of the year to give the Eagles a 5-4 lead.
That lead, however, would be short-lived. Forty seconds later, Addie Stang scored her second of the day to lift the Jays back into a 5-5 tie with eight and a half minutes to play in the half. Wilcox then took over the game with three goals in a four-minute stretch to give the Eagles a four-goal edge. Caleigh Falco set up the third of those, the fifth of the afternoon for Wilcox, with a crisp feed from behind the cage.
The Jays grabbed a goal back before Borreggine finished a pass from Angalena Malavenda in the final minute before intermission for a 9-6 lead. The goal gave the Eagles momentum that they would not relinquish going into the break.
The two teams traded goals in the first minute of the second half, but Elizabethtown was not able to solve the Eastern defense over the final 29 minutes of the contest. Charlebois scored three second-half goals, and Stephanie Hogan also scored her second of the afternoon.
While the Blue jays enjoyed a slight 12-11 edge in draw controls, the Eagles got 10 saves from their goalies and forced 26 turnovers. The Eagles limited the Blue Jays to 67 percent in the clearing game.
Borreggine led both sides with seven ground balls.
Eastern returns to action on Thursday with a home date against Rowan. The Eagles travel to Wilkes for a pre-playoff elimination game on Saturday. The winner of that contest will advance to the Freedom Conference tournament.Box Score
Updated: Monday, 21 April 2014