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Men’s Soccer & Women’s Volleyball Win MAC Freedom Title

Men’s Soccer

Congratulation to the 2015 Eastern men’s soccer team for winning their first ever MAC Freedom title! The Eagles first faced FDU-Florham in the MAC Freedom Championships. FDU defeated the Eagles in the last game of the regular season 3-2, but that did not slow the Eagles down. They bounced back from that loss and defeated the Devils 1-0. Cade Harmon supplied the only goal of the game in double overtime. With momentum, the Eagles continued with a game against the King’s College Monarchs. The Monarchs first defeated the Eagles earlier this season, winning  1-0. This time, however, the Eagles won 2-0 and came home as new champions. Jacob Meyers, named MVP, scored the first goal of the game with a header that was crossed by Jadon Ramsing. Jadon Ramsing, who scored on a penalty kick, scored the next goal five minutes later. Both goals came in the first half, but it was all they needed to win. The Eagles had a fantastic season going 16-2-2. Each game this season was tough, but they never quit fighting. This won’t-quit mentality is what brought EU men’s soccer home a Championship. Congrats guys!

Women’s Volleyball

For an eighth time, Eastern women’s volleyball won the MAC Freedom title. The Eagles finished the season 28-7. The first team they faced in the Championships was Misericordia University, which the Eagles defeated in their regular season in three sets. When they faced them for round two in the Championships, they won again in three sets. In the first set, they won 25-13, then they blew Misericordia away in the second set, winning 25-7. Finally, in the last set, they won 25-13. Stephanie Elechko played a great game and led with 11 kills. Senior Rikki Schlager accumulated 25 assists and played a huge role offensively. Their next and final opponent was the DeSales University Bulldogs. During the regular season, the Eagles won in three sets In the Championships, they mimicked the regular season, winning again in three sets. All three sets were hard fought: 25-13, 25-22, and 25-17. The Bulldogs were not going to let the Eagles win it easily, as they fought back the entire game. Stephanie Elechko was named Most Outstanding Player with 10 kills. Overall, the Eagles’ teamwork and dedication on the court guaranteed them their eighth MAC Freedom Title. Congrats, ladies!

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