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Eastern fall sports wrap up

After an exciting season of ups and downs, Eastern’s fall sports are drawing to a close. With four of six teams heading into the MAC championships, the Eagles certainly have a lot to be proud of.

Men’s soccer kept their hopes for glory alive last Saturday as they won 3-2 in overtime against Misericordia. Junior Terry Fry shot the winning goal in the 95th minute, ensuring Eastern’s presence in the MAC playoffs.

Throughout the whole season, Fry has led the Eagles with 13 goals out of 59 shots. Senior Michael Dorsch had 60 saves with a save precentage of .741.

First-seed women’s soccer took Misericordia by storm on Nov. 1, winning 2-0. Senior Ashley Hackman nailed Eastern’s first point, and first-year Tess Beckwith scored the second, assisted by junior Jill DiRenzo.

Hackman has scored 12 goals in the season. Meanwhile, senior goalie Amanda Daveler let only two shots into the goal, giving her a save percentage of .753 for the year.

Field hockey clinched home field advantage for the first round of playoffs during Saturday’s game against Misericordia, 3-1. Junior Lindsay Moyer and first-year Christin Haas earned Eastern’s three points in the game.

The team finished second to Wilkes, which was the only team to beat the Eagles during the regular season.

Moyer scored 14 goals throughout the season, followed closely by senior Kimberly Campbell with 12 goals. Sophomore goalie Laura Ressler made a total of 83 saves.

Volleyball wrapped up their normal season with four resounding wins at the Elizabethtown Tournament. First-year Courtney Reinhold led the charge with a combined total of 53 kills, and first-year Nikki Kummerer guarded the court with 64 defensive digs.

The volleyball team has fought hard for their 31-1 record, the best regular season mark in team history, and Head Coach Mark Birtwistle could not be more proud.

“I think this year’s been successful in more ways than just winning or losing,” Birtwistle said.

Reinhold and Kummerer led the Eagles in kills and digs respectively for the season. Senior Mandy Platt continued to be a steady force for the team with a total of 228 kills and 228 digs.

The women’s tennis season ended early in the MAC Freedom Individual Tournament on Oct. 18. Almost all of the players passed the first round, only to fall in the quarterfinals. Despite having no seniors, the women’s tennis team doubled their overall wins for the season.

Finally, running head-on into the MAC comes the cross country team. On Nov. 1, the women’s team finished in 9th place, while the men ended in 11th place at the MAC Championships at Elizabethtown College. They will now head into the NCAA?Division III Regionals on Nov. 15.

For more up-to-date information on the MAC championships, check out the Athletic Department Web Site at goeasterneagles.com.

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