Eagles Shut Down Blue Jays in Second Half

ST. DAVIDS, Pa. - Sophomore Dana Robidoux registered her third hat trick of the season, becoming the second Elizabethtown player to reach 20 goals this spring, but homestanding Eastern limited the Blue Jays to a single goal in the second half to earn a 14-7 victory Monday afternoon.

Robidoux scored all three of her goals in a span of less than eight minutes early in the first half. Her second of the game and 20th of the season came with 19:03 remaining in the first half and gave the Blue Jays (1-12) a 3-2 lead.

Less than two minutes later Addie Stang, E-town's other 20-goal scorer, found Robidoux to complete the hat trick and up their team's advantage to two.

Eastern (6-8) would score the next three to take a 5-4 lead, before Stang tied it with her 23rd of the year 8:30 before half.

The Eagles' Shannon Wilcox came back with three in a row to complete a five-goal first half and Ariana Borreggine capped the first-half scoring with 49 seconds left as Eastern led 9-6.

Mary Nell Donahue and Megan DeMichele also scored for Elizabethtown, but DiMichele's goal 46 seconds into the second half would be the team's only tally over the final 30 minutes. The Jays were held to six shots in the half after matching Eastern with 14 in the first.

Anan Charlebois' three goals led the home team in the second, as she tied Wilcox with a game-high five.

Robidoux, who was credited with her third assist of the year on Donahue's goal, also won five draws and picked up six ground balls. Krissy Pennell tied a career-high with five caused turnovers and totaled four ground balls. Pennell has now caused at least one turnover in eight straight games and has 12 in her last three.

Becky Graessle and Donahue both forced a pair of Eastern giveaways, while Beata Palosz made three saves in goal.

The Eagles got eight saves from starting goalie Megan McReynolds. Borreggine had seven caused turnover and seven assists to lead EU to its first win over Elizabethtown in seven tries since the team's started playing one another in 2009.

E-town concludes the regular season with home games against Catholic, Thursday at 4:00 p.m., and Widener, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

2014-04-22



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