Strong Start Leads #20 Juniata Past Devils 4-1

Katy Schlechtweg made 14 saves against #20 Juniata on Tuesday<BR>
Photo by James Rasp
Katy Schlechtweg made 14 saves against #20 Juniata on Tuesday
Photo by James Rasp



(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson College field hockey team played a solid second half, but could not overcome a strong start by #20-ranked Juniata. The Eagles scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-1 win here on Tuesday afternoon.


Senior forward Paula Price Recorded a natural hat-trick, scoring three goals in a span of just under five minutes to lead the way for the Eagles.


Shauna Deschenes put Juniata on the board in the 14th minute, scoring off an assist from Kim Amrod. Amrod then fed Price on the game-winner at the 21:17 mark before Deschenes tallied assists on Price's next two goals.


The Red Devils tightened the defense in the second half, holding Juniata to just seven shots after allowing 18 in the first 35 minutes. The Devils also turned up the pressure offensively after the break.


Senior Lizzie Boorse (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) collected her own rebound on a break-away and put Dickinson on the board in the 64th minute to spoil the shutout.


Sophomore Laura Hitchings (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) turned in a strong performance, making a defensive save in the first half, and stopping a big fast-break opportunity for Juniata in the second.


Senior Laura Romano (Norwalk, Conn./Brien McMahaon) also played well defensively. She broke up a fast break in the second half as well as the Devils held the Eagles scoreless for the final 44 minutes.


First-year goaltender Katy Schlechtweg (Mount Laurel, N.J./Moorestown Friends) made 14 saves on the day, stopping nine shots in the first half.


Moira Nugent and Janelle Howard each made two saves in goal for Juniata (5-3).


The Red Devils slip to 1-5 overall. They travel to #4-ranked Ursinus College on Saturday for a 12:00 start.