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Juniata field hockey falls to Stevens in season opener

(Posted August 31, 2007)

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Stevens sophomore Kara Borzillo scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 67th minute Friday night as the Stevens Institute of Technology field hockey squad defeated 14th-ranked Juniata College by a 2-1 count in the season-opener as well as Day One of the 2007 Stevens Field Hockey Tournament. Stevens (1-0) opened up the scoring just before time expired in the first half when Courtney Geddis pushed a three-yard shot into the right side of the cage on a feed from Casey Scherck. The Eagles (0-1) struck back near the midway point of the second half. Senior forward Leslie Stern (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) took the ball down the left side of the field and proceeded to put a six-yard shot past Ducks\' goaltender Ellyn Griggs to knot the game at 1-1 at the 12:18 mark of the frame. In the second stanza, Juniata (0-1) retaliated with a score of its own at the 12:18 mark as senior forward Leslie Stern took the ball down the left side of the field and proceeded to put a six-yard shot past Ducks' goaltender Ellyn Griggs (Hillsborough, N.J.) to knot the contest up at 1-1 with 12:18 remaining. Nine minutes later, Stevens put the game away for good when Hillary Paul found Borzillo in front of the net. Borzillo placed a two-yard tally past Juniata keeper Abby Funk (Lewisburg, Pa.). Funk made a game-high four saves for the Eagles, while Griggs stopped one and got the win in the decision. Juniata returns to action on Saturday evening for day two action in the Stevens Field Hockey Tournament, when they face Haverford College at 7:30 p.m. -30-

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