THE STORY: Susquehanna shutout Juniata 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Gibbel Stadium, putting Juniata at 1-2 in conference play.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Susquehanna overwhelmed the Eagles with 11 shots in the first half. They scored the first goal of the game in the seventh minute from the close right wing. For the rest of the half, however, Juniata held them scoreless and threatened with four shots, two on goal.
The River Hawks came out strong once again the second half, as did Juniata's defense. Despite the Eagles' aggressive play, Susquehanna knocked one in from close right wing in the 72nd minute. They tacked on one more on a penalty kick.
BOX SCORE COMPARISONS: Dani Meyer-Arrivillaga (Durham, N.C./Carolina Friends), Steven Stroup (Bedford, Pa./Bedford), and Wyatt Page (King of Prussia, Pa./Shipley) all marked shots for the Eagles. Meyer-Arrivillaga led the three with three shots, two on goal. Susquehanna's defense limited Juniata to four shots in the first half and three in the second, while the River Hawks took 19 shots overall.
Susquehanna maintained possession with 12 total corner kicks.
BETWEEN THE POSTS: Freshman Logan Tackett (Herndon, Va./Herndon) played all 90 minutes, marking seven saves on ten shots on goal. Tackett now holds a .729 save percentage on his 43 saves this season.
POST-GAME REMARKS: "I think we deserved a better result," said head coach Dan Dubois. "We didn't play the best first half, but we played a good second. We had a lot of forces working against us… and we had a couple missteps in the second half." Coach Dubois and his athletes are already looking ahead to Saturday's match against Drew.
WHAT'S NEXT?: The Eagles look to bounce back on Saturday against Drew at 3:30 p.m. at Gibbel Stadium.