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Team Record Falls In Field Hockey Victory

(Posted October 10, 2006)

Kim Wagner scored twice and added an assist as Juniata topped Frostburg State 4-1 and set a new Juniata team record for goals in a season.

Juniata 4, Frostburg State 1 FROSTBURG, Md. รข?? Just winning matches almost doesn\'t seem to be enough at the moment for the Juniata College field hockey team, the Eagles seem to feel the need to break records as well. That was the case again Tuesday afternoon as Juniata rallied to post a 4-1 non-conference victory over Frostburg State and created another new page in the Juniata record book in the process. The victory improved the Eagles to 12-1 on the season while Frostburg is now 4-10 on the year. For most of the season it has been individual records being set by the Eagles, but on this day the Blue and Gold set a new team mark as the four goals gave Juniata 53 for the season, which breaks the previous single-season record of 52 goals which was set in 1988. Juniata needed to get on the scoreboard after the home team put the Eagles in an early deficit. The hosts took the lead just 10 minutes into the match when Michelle Frost converted a Kelly Filipowicz assist to give Frostburg a 1-0 edge. Juniata answered quickly, tying the score at the 13:25 mark when Heather Hassinger (Middleburg/Middleburg) ripped home a shot off a penalty corner that found the back of the cage. Erin Smith (Palmyra/Palmyra) assisted on the score. Juniata then took the lead for good just a few minutes before halftime when Leslie Stern (Red Lion/Felton) knocked home a Kim Wagner (Middletown/Middletown) cross to give the Eagles a 2-1 edge in the 32nd minute. The Eagles added another pair of goals in the second half as Wagner scored three minutes into the second stanza off a Sarah Bender (Eastern York/York) feed and then found the back of the goal again two minutes before the end of the match, this time off an assist from Meredith Low (Sun Valley/Aston). Juniata outshot the home side 13-3 and Juniata keeper Abby Funk (Lewisburg/Lewisburg) made one save in goal for the Eagles. Amanda Runion played the first 41 minutes in goal for Frostburg and made a pair of saves while allowing three goals. Jessica Brittingham made one save and surrendered one goal over the final 29 minutes. Frostburg finished with 11 corners to Juniata\'s seven. Each of the Eagles\' seven penalty corners came in the first half. Juniata will be back in action with another non-conference match on Saturday as the Eagles will be on the road against Richard Stockton. ###

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