Dunn scores twice as Eagles handle Titans under the lights
— The sun had gone down and the temperature dropped with hit, but the Bohemia Manor field hockey team still came out hot.
The Eagles squared off with Tome in the third leg of Monday’s triple-header at the University of Delaware. Bo Manor scored three first half goals and added a pair after intermission, while cruising to a 5-1 non-conference win.
Eagles coach Ashley Christy said her team excels on surfaces like the one at Fred P. Rullo Stadium.
“They really come alive on turf. They know it’s a quicker game on turf, and they rise to that challenge every time … I feel that was an advantage for us tonight,” she said. “On grass, it’s a much
slower game. Here, you see how quickly everything goes back-and-forth. Being able to keep up with that pace is so important.”
The Eagles (4-61) controlled possession early and seemed to spend most of the first half in their offensive zone. Senior Reghan Dunn scored her first of two first-half goals at the 24:52 mark, just over five minutes into the contest.
Bo Manor’s lead doubled 10 minutes later with a goal from up top by senior Hayleigh Soukup.
Dunn tallied again with 8:53 left in the opening half to give the Eagles a 3-0 halftime advantage.
Bo Manor continued to roll after the break, with Daniela Vibriesca finding the back of the net at the 22:03 mark of the second half off of an assist from Soukup. The lead grew to 5-0 eight minutes later with a goal by Jade Weyandt.
“Everybody has the opportunity to score. It doesn’t matter if you’re a front-line player, midfielder or defense, if you’ve got the ball and you’ve got control of it, take it up and score,” Christy said. “I tell them all the time, ‘I don’t care who scores the goal, we score as a team. We have to work together,’ I think tonight demonstrated that. It doesn’t matter who puts it in, just get it in.”
Charlotte Harris put the Titans on the scoreboard with a goal with 2:19 left to play.
Both teams recognized their senior players in a cer- emony at halftime.
“Being able to play here, at a D1 school, maybe kind of encourages some of them to pursue it in college,” Chris- ty said. “But, it’s just a fun night for them.”
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