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Field Hockey Gets Past Tough Schedule

The team celebrates following a victory over Widener University.Erica Engle | Sports Information Department

The team celebrates following a victory over Widener University.

Eastern’s field hockey had a tough start to the year playing two ranked teams very early in the season. Despite their tough start, the field hockey team finds themselves with a 3-3 record. After starting off 0-2 the Eastern Eagles have won three of their last four games. Two of their three losses came against teams ranked in the top 10 in the nation. They lost to third ranked Montclair State and sixth ranked Franklin and Marshall College.

During the first six games of the season the Eagles have scored a combined 14 goals. The goals have also been pretty well spread out throughout the team. So far this season, seven different players have scored at least one goal. Junior Danielle Frasca and senior Alexa Borrelli lead the team in goals with three goals apiece. Freshman Gina Miller leads the team in assists with two on the season.

Despite being outscored on the season 20-14 they have outshot their opponents 94-89. Being 3-3 in a tough schedule is something for this team to be proud about. Conference games have not started yet so this tough schedule early in the season is a great way for this team to get ready to play in a competitive conference. The Eagles will look to improve on their record in order to push above .500.

The Eagles are looking to compete for first place in the Freedom Conference. Between 2008 and 2012 the Eastern Eagles won five straight Freedom Conference championships. A title would give head coach Carmin Azzarano an impressive 7th conference championship with the Eagles.

Last year the team missed out on the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007. This year the Eastern field hockey team looks to get back on track behind a balanced team and get back to the tourney.

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