It was the final seconds of a hair raising game and as Eastern Eagles scored, Elizabethtown cheered. It didn’t matter to Etown’s crowd, their Blue Jays had won a game of epic portions. In a phenomenal turn of events, Elizabethtown’s Blue Jays had beaten their rivals 16-5.
Elizabethtown’s Addie Stang scored the first of many points for the Blue Jays in first nine seconds of the first half. With Eastern’s own Liz Brennan, who was assisted by Sabrina Campbell, scoring the Eagles’ only point of the half with 14:07 remaining. With 6:25 left, Stang assisted Megan DeMichele which placed the Jays ahead of Eastern by nine points.
In the second half Katie Thompson, scored number 13 with 24:29 remaining, and following right on her trail was the Eagles’ Julie Haggan, who scored Eastern’s second point of the game with 22:43 remaining. At 15:20, the Blue Jay’s Allison McLamb scored Elizabethtown’s final point, number 16. Eastern’s offensive players kicked it into full gear, refusing to go down without a fight, and their own Anna Charlebois scored points two points with less than 3:51 remaining. Still, they could not catch up and the Eagles’ Liz Brennan shot their last point with 43 seconds left on the board.
On Elizabethtown’s home field in Elizabethtown, PA, the game was hard fought by the amazing women’s lacrosse team, which has been growing in strides throughout every game and season. “I was pretty confident going into Wednesday’s game because I know that as a team we are always working hard and pushing each other to do our best.” Jennifer Beihoff, an Elizabethtown first-year goalie, said. “I knew that as long as we transferred the work ethic that we put into practice into our game, we would come out with a win.” Beihoff, like many women on the Elizabethtown Women’s team, has been playing lacrosse since she was a kid.
“It definitely felt great to see just how good we truly are and that we can get a good handle on the pace of the game early on,” Beihoff said.
Allison McLamb has been a friendly face and fierce player on the field while still staying humble of the team’s abilities. “Any team can beat any team on any given day, so we need to go out strong in each of our games. As we start to get into conference play, our games will get tougher. These are the games that really count and we will have to play hard the full 60 minutes,” McLamb said.
The Blue Jays have another game on Saturday, April 1 against Goucher Gophers. “I wouldn’t say I am worried because I feel very confident in our team, but, the upcoming games will be more of a fight than we have seen so far,” McLamb said.