Dunn scores twice as Ea­gles han­dle Ti­tans un­der the lights

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL SPORTS - By SEAN GRO­GAN

sgro­gan@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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

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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.”

Fol­low Sean Gro­gan on Twitter: @Sean_Ce­cilWhig

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