Juniata vs Etown Field Hockey Game – The Etownian
On Saturday, October 9, the Elizabethtown College women’s field hockey team faced the Juniata College Eagles and won the game 2-0, adding to their number of wins.
Etown first-year goaltender Angelina Giglio-Tos made three saves in goal to earn another shutout, bringing her into her third of the season.
In the first quarter, the Blue Jays fired two shots on goal in the first five minutes. Senior Grace Hardy scored from the left, assisted by junior Grace Hussey for her 11th goal of the season. The Blue Jays held off the Eagles from shooting the entire first quarter and were leading 1-0 at the end of the quarter.
At the start of the second quarter, the Eagles were ready to beat the Blue Jays. The Eagles have tried to score three times. However, the Blue Jays won. Giglio-Tos managed to prevent the first shot, a corner penalty shot.
“Penalty corner shots are based on how you set up. They are easy shots to make and can be easy to defend if the players are all working together and communicating, ”said former Etown field hockey player Kathryn Black.
Giglio-Tos just a minute later stopped a Sydney Witter shot from Juniata from the middle of the circle. Giglio-Tos was not yet finished as with just eight seconds to go in the first half, she stopped a Brooke Franke shot from the Eagles to keep the Blue Jays in the lead at halftime.
It’s safe to say that Giglio-Tos got his third shutout of the season after the second quarter of the game. Etown had only one attempt at the end of the second quarter; however, it was blocked.
After half-time, the Blue Jays were ready to score again but were rejected several times. Etown’s persistence led them to shoot five shots on goal and four penalty corners. Juniata blocked all five shots. Eagles player Franke attempted an attempt later, although Smith was able to defend her and allow the Blue Jays to maintain their 1-0 lead. The game was still close and both teams were playing very well at the start of the fourth quarter.
The Blue Jays managed to keep a penalty corner alive in the fourth quarter and it showed Hardy was able to score for the second time in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. Hardy was assisted by sophomore Sydney Aguilar, who controlled the ball towards the goal and crossed a pass to Hardy. Hardy’s 12th goal of the season took the game to 2-0 with the Blue Jays still in the lead.
“I was just in the right place at the right time,” said Hardy.
The Eagles were given two penalty corners in the fourth quarter, but they were both stopped because Etown did not allow any shots for the entire second quarter. The Blue Jays won the game 2-0 and are preparing to play against Moravian College next week.