Eagles fall to Spartans in NACC Battle

MONTGOMERY, Ill. – It was the battle of the undefeated NACC teams on Saturday afternoon, as Edgewood College and Aurora University both started the day with a 7-6, 3-0 NACC record. The Spartans came away with the win on Saturday, despite the Eagles tying the game at eight apiece in the fourth quarter. Emma Raupp And Alexis Vogt kept the Eagles in check on Saturday, both with great performances on either side of the field.

– Edgewood College (7-7, 3-1 NACC) opened the day with the first goal, Sun Georgia Vandigo found the back of the net with 13:43 left in the first quarter, assisted by Christina Eloe. The Eagles’ second goal came from Eloe to put Edgewood College up 2-1 with 11 minutes left in the opening quarter. Aurora (8-6, 4-0 NACC) would turn on the attacking jets to score five goals and end the first quarter with a 6-1 lead.

– The Eagles slowly chipped away at the Spartans’ lead, scoring three goals in the second quarter and trailing 8-5 at halftime.

– Edgewood College’s defense held Aurora scoreless in the third quarter, which proved crucial in the game. The Eagles found a goal from Raupp in the third trail with only two goals (8-6) in the last 15 minutes.

Lily Drinking Wine and Raupp opened the fourth quarter with consecutive goals to tie the game at eight apiece. Despite a strong defense, the Eagles were plagued by turnovers. Aurora took advantage of key attacking opportunities in the final ten minutes, scoring twice and taking a 10-8 lead. Raupp found her goal with just 1:13 to go, but it wasn’t enough for the win.

– Raupp scored five goals for Edgewood College. She added four ground balls and three draw controls.

– Eloe dominated the draw for the Eagles, collecting eight. She added seven ground balls, three caused turnovers, a goal and an assist.

Mackenzie Fruit picked up six ground balls and caused two turnovers.

Alexis Vogt shut down the Eagles defense with 10 saves in the afternoon.

Lauryn Brown caused a game-high four turnovers.

– 10 goals is the lowest score the Aurora Eagles have ever managed in program history.

– Grace Pelletier recorded the hat trick on Saturday afternoon. She added four ground balls and caused a turnover.

– Caley Russell, Kenley Axvig and Brianna Peck each found the back of the net twice.

– Danielle Cobbett recorded all five of the Spartans’ assists.

– Axvig collected five character checks

– Edgewood College will host Marian University on Tuesday. The action will take place from Edgewood College Field in Reddan Park at 7 p.m.

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