Field hockey soars past Mountain Hawks to win with three straight goals

The American University Eagles (7-6) defeated the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks (8-6) 3-1 on Friday Oct. 14. The finish of the common season briefly approaches for the Eagles, and that urgency confirmed of their play.

“We are on the edge and we have to classify for the tournament. I mean, we’re in the top four but, we got to, we want to stay there,” sophomore midfielder Federica Turina Dellamaggiore stated.

“As a senior I know it’s the last couple of games so it’s really important to make the tournament, play even longer and just put a lot of hard work in,” midfielder Merel Dupont stated.

The Eagles had been in a position to dominate ownership throughout the primary quarter, and the 2 groups remained scoreless for a lot of the duration.

American was once the extra penalized workforce all recreation with three inexperienced playing cards, and Dupont took the primary of the sport close to the tip of the primary quarter. Shortly after, Lehigh sophomore Eleni Kountroubis capitalized at the penalty and scored to put the Mountain Hawks up 1-0.

The Eagles entered the second one quarter down a purpose however undeterred. The Mountain Hawks had a scoring probability simply 4 mins into the quarter, however AU’s protection got here up large as soon as once more.

Their prevent allowed Dupont to navigate the ball out of the circle and ship a go up to senior Megan Hoffman. Hoffman sprinted down the sphere, lifted the ball over the stick of a Lehigh defender, drew Lehigh goalkeeper Maddie Kahn out of her cage and buried the ball within the web to even up the rating.

With 4 and a part mins left, Lehigh gained their 3rd penalty nook of the quarter. They had been as soon as once more not able to rating. American then despatched the ball up to Dupont who handed to Dellamaggiore on the best of the circle the place she drove house the Eagles’ 2d purpose of the sport.

After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the fit remained shut initially of the fourth with the rating nonetheless at 2-1 Eagles. Lehigh made their method down to American’s purpose to start the quarter however had been not able to make the rest of it as freshman Agustina Roffo intercepted a go. Roffo carried the ball backpedal the sphere and Dellamaggiore sooner or later tapped the ball in for her 2d purpose of the day.

The fourth quarter ended with out any further scoring for both workforce, and the Eagles secured the 3-1 win of their penultimate house recreation.

“We fought really hard, defense played great. But really at the end of the day, we had to put pressure on them by being able to get good finishes and their goalkeeper is very, very good. So it’s great to get some extra scoring chances close today,” Head Coach Steve Jennings stated.

The offense were given the process executed to win this recreation, however the protection put within the paintings to make it conceivable, particularly Boshoff and junior goalkeeper Bryn Underwood. Lehigh had 4 penalty corners and had been not able to rating on any of them thank you to AU’s protection.

The Eagles will go back to Jacobs to face William & Mary for his or her senior recreation and ultimate recreation of the common season on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

pjennings@theeagleonline.com 


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