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Wagner\'s OT goal lifts Juniata field hockey past Kenyon

(Posted October 21, 2007)

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The 13th-ranked Juniata College field hockey team extended its winning streak to eight games with a 2-1 overtime win over Kenyon College, Sunday afternoon in Slippery Rock, Pa. Kim Wagner (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) scored the game winner, her 21st goal of the season, with 8:52 remaining in the first overtime period, to lift the Eagles (16-2, 4-1 Landmark) to the victory. Kenyon (8-10, 7-3 North Coast) held the lead at the intermission, following Maggie Gilligan's goal with 8:08 remaining in the first half, off an assist from Lauren Keiling. Juniata's Leslie Stern (Felton, Pa./Red Lion) knotted the game at 1-1 with just 9:17 left in regulation, with her fifth goal of the season. Paula Price (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) was credited with an assist. Abby Funk (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg) played all 76 minutes in the Eagle goal, turning aside six Kenyon shots. Melissa Gorman (Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) was credited with a defensive save. Kenyon goalie Karen Thompson recorded five saves in the Ladies' goal. Juniata outshot Kenyon 26-5, and held a 13-4 advantage in penalty corner opportunities. The Eagles' return to action on Thursday, Oct. 25, when they face Wesley College in Dover, Del. -30-

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