The Elizabethtown College women’s field hockey team entered Saturday’s Landmark Conference opener against Drew University, winners of two straight games and three out of four overall. After playing a tough non-conference schedule to begin the season, the Blue Jays have used the momentum from those tight games to their advantage.
On Saturday afternoon, the Blue Jays flexed their muscles, dominating the Rangers over 70 minutes of action. First-year midfielder Madison Kubik scored in the 13th minute to get the Blue Jays on the scoreboard early. Junior Allie Patterson scored later in the first half to give Etown a 2-0 halftime advantage. Kubik’s goal was assisted by fellow first-year Olivia Beachley while Patterson’s goal was assisted by senior Allison McLamb.
In total, the Blue Jays outshot Drew 20-2 and put 17 shots on goal. Sophomore Margo Donlin started in the cage for Etown, but did not have to make a save in 35 minutes of play. Fellow sophomore Hannah Mack played the second half and was forced to save the only shot on goal by the Rangers all afternoon.
Three second half goals by junior Megan Eppley and seniors Addie Stang and Halley Donlin helped the Blue Jays roll to a 5-0 conference victory. McLamb finished with two assists, and senior Nicole Leaf recorded one.
Etown traveled to Eastern University last night for a non-conference battle.
Junior Emma Christman scored her fifth goal of the year, but it was Etown’s only goal of the game in their 2-1 setback against the Eagles. Christman’s goal came in the 31st minute of the first half.
All three goals scored in the game were scored within the last five minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the second half. Donlin and Mack combined for five saves in the loss.
The Blue Jays will jump back into Landmark Conference play when they host the University of Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Wolf Field.