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More Records Fall As Field Hockey Wins

(Posted September 23, 2006)

Kim Wagner scored another five goals, breaking the Juniata single-season record, to help the Eagles improve on its best-ever start.

Juniata 7, Moravian 0 HUNTINGDON, Pa. ? The Juniata College field hockey team?s unprecedented offensive surge continued as the Eagles got another five-goal performance from junior Kim Wagner (Middletown/Middletown) to help defeat Commonwealth foe Moravian by a 7-0 score in Bethlehem Saturday afternoon. Juniata is now 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Commonwealth Conference, while the Greyhounds fell to 2-6 on the year and 0-2 in conference play. Just three days after her five-goal outburst against Villa Julie moved her into first place in career goals scored at Juniata, Wagner scored five times again to break the Juniata single-season goal scoring mark. Her five goals gives her 20 for the season, which breaks the record of 16 which was set by Kathleen McGowan ?90 in 1988 and then matched in 2004 by Wagner. Her five goals against the Greyhounds has also moved her into first place in Juniata history in career points, as she has now produced 45 goals and six assists for 96 points for her career. The previous record of 87 was also held by McGowan. Wagner got Juniata started on its 7-0 victory with the first two goals of the match. The first one came in the 14th minute off an assist from Meredith Low (Sun Valley/Aston), while the second was three minutes later off a Michelle Campbell (Northern Lebanon/Annville) assist. Low then got into the scoring herself with a goal off a Leslie Stern (Red Lion/Felton) pass with seven minutes remaining before halftime. While the offense was piling up goals, Juniata?s defense was limiting the home team to just two shots in each half. Abby Funk (Lewisburg/Lewisburg) made two saves in net for the Eagles to earn her fifth shutout of the season. Juniata put the match away early in the second half as Wagner struck three more times. Her first goal came five minutes into the half, and was unassisted. She then tallied twice more in the next three minutes, with Sarah Bender (Eastern York/York) and Low earning the assists. The final goal came from Kat Vera (Albert Einstein/Silver Spring, Md.) who knocked home a pass from Ashleigh Ehnts (Bishop McDevitt/Glenside). The Eagles had 15 shots in the match, but were able to put nearly every shot on goal as all but two shots either went in or were saves. Amanda Gaun played the first 57 minutes in goal and made six saves for Moravian, while surrendering all seven goals. Kelly Schneider played the final 13 minutes for the Greyhounds. Juniata will be back in action on Wednesday with a conference match on the road against Susquehanna. ###

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