(Posted October 24, 2009)

SCRANTON, Pa. - The Juniata College Field Hockey team fought the weather and the Royals from the University of Scranton and came away with a 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in Scranton, Pa.

The win completes the Landmark Conference regular season schedule for the Eagles as they finished with a 6-0 record. They have now won three in a row and 12 out of their last 13 games to improve to 14-3 overall.

The defense held strong the entire match, not allowing a Royal shot to reach either of the Eagles goaltenders. Senior Denalyn Spratt (Haddon Heights, N.J./Haddon Heights) played the first 65 minutes earning the victory before turning it over to junior Moira Nugent (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) to complete the shutout.

Juniata got on the scoreboard despite the heavy downpour of rain throughout the first half in the 18th minute. Sophomore Kim Amrod (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) tapped-in a rebound following a shot by sophomore Meghan McGlone (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) for the game-winner with 16:28 remaining on the clock.

After a 90-minute lightning delay and necessary field maintenance in the second half, the Eagles finished off the Royals with a goal 5:50 into the half. Junior Paula Price (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro) laid a ball across the middle of the cage setting up a 14-yard blast by sophomore Shauna Deschenes (Duncannon, Pa./Susquenita) for the 2-0 lead.

The Eagles outshot Scranton (7-9, 1-4 Landmark) 16-2 for the game while holding a 15-4 advantage in penalty corners.

The Eagles have two games remaining on their regular season schedule before they host the Landmark Conference Championships on Nov. 4 and Nov. 7. They square off against Kean University at home on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.


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