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Hassinger\'s goal lifts Juniata field hockey past Susquehanna

(Posted October 2, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College\'s Heather Hassinger (Middleburg, Pa./Middleburg) scored what proved to be the game-winner late in the first half, to lead the 16th-ranked Eagles to a 3-2 win over Susquehanna University, in Landmark Conference field hockey action Tuesday afternoon at Winton Hill Field in Huntingdon. Paula Price (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) got Juniata onto the scoreboard barely 10 minutes into the game, when she tipped in a pass from Erin Smith (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra). Susquehanna came back to tie the game with 20:30 left in the half, with Maggie Kramer\'s goal off an assist from Rebecca Entwistle. The Crusaders then took the lead with 13:19 remaining in the opening half on an unassisted goal by Megan Sites. Kim Wagner (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) tied the game at 2-2 with 7:41 left on the clock, then Hassinger gave the Eagles the lead for good just 14 seconds later. Neither team scored during the second half, in a game in which shots were hard to come by for either squad. Juniata outshot the Crusaders 9-3, while Susquehanna had a 7-5 advantage in penalty corners. The two teams were whistled for a combined 125 fouls during the day. Denalyn Spratt (Haddon Heights, N.J./Haddon Heights) and Moira Nugent (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter Strasburg) each played 35 minutes in the Eagle goal, but were credited with no saves. Crusader goalie Lyndsay Meabon made three saves in 66 minutes of play; she was briefly relieved in the first half after sustaining a minor injury during play. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, when they head to Madison, N.J., to face Landmark rival Drew University.

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