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E-town slips past Eagle field hockey, 1-0

(Posted September 9, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College field hockey team fell to 2-2 on the season with a 1-0 home loss at the hands of 17th ranked Elizabethtown College Wednesday afternoon on Winton Hill Field in Huntingdon, Pa.

The Eagles out shot the Blue Jays 12-8 and out cornered them 10-6 for the game, but a goal by Caitlin Grimes at the 23:41 mark of the second half held up for the lone goal of the match.

Juniata had multiple chances at the end of the game to tie the score, but Etown (2-2) goalkeeper, Liz Hannegan, was there to keep the ball out of the cage. Paula Price (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) ended with five of Juniata's 12 shots.

Goalkeeper Denalyn Spratt (Haddon Heights, N.J./ Haddon Heights) made two saves in the first half for Juniata while Moira Nugent (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) made one save in goal in the second half. Hannegan recorded five saves for the Blue Jays.

The Eagles play again this Saturday, September 12 on Winton Hill Field against Washington and Jefferson College at 1 p.m.

For a video recap of this game, click here.

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