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Eagles Overwhelm Diplomats, 6-1

Bridgewater's Jordan Davis battles for the ball

LEXINGTON, Va. – Bridgewater College turned in its second impressive offensive performance of the weekend as the Eagles overwhelmed Franklin & Marshall, 6-1, Sunday afternoon on the second day of the W&L Classic.

The Eagles jumped ahead in the sixth minute when Hunter Collier sent a through ball ahead to Bridget Fabiani and the junior forward beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead.

Bridgewater moved ahead 2-0 in the 19th minute. Bailey Kratz got behind the F&M defenders and sent a cross from the left side into the box. The ball bounced off a Diplomats' defender and into the goal, making the score 2-0.

Two minutes later, the Diplomats got on the board when Arielle Zaccagnino's shot went just under the crossbar to make it a one-goal game. Three minutes after the F&M goal, the Eagles responded with Kratz once again using her speed to get behind the defense. Kratz had a one-on-one with the keeper, but instead of taking the shot she slid a pass across the box and Collier touched the ball into the open net for a 3-1 Bridgewater lead.

The Eagles scored again just before the half on a corner kick. Hanna Randolph took the corner and sent a ball into the middle of the box. The F&M keeper punched the ball out toward the top of the box, but Taylor Dugger gathered up the loose ball and stroked a shot inside the near post to give the Eagles a 4-1 lead.

Bridgewater scored again in the 55th minute when Catherine Haufe made a move around a defender and found Sydney Ryan for an open shot and Ryan delivered to put the Eagles up 5-1.

The Eagles closed out the scoring when Emily York found Collier in the middle of the box and the Eagles sophomore scored her second goal of the contest for the final 6-1 margin.

The Eagles held a big 13-3 edge in shots and a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Jessica Touve recorded two saves to pick up the win in goal.

Bridgewater, now 4-1 on the season, is back in action Wednesday when the Eagles host Southern Virginia in non-conference play.