‘Our teamwork is putting us ahead of other teams,’ Boiling Springs’ Reagan Eickhoff on helping her team defeat Susquehanna Twp. 6-0

Boiling Springs’ Reagan Eickhoff is at the 20-goal mark in her senior year, already close to matching the 27 goals she scored last season.

Eickhoff landed three out of her nine shots taken in the Bubblers home game September 26 against Susquehanna Twp. The final score was 6-0 Boiling Springs.

The “gold-out” game upped the Boiling Springs team’s record to 10-0. And, more notable, every single one has been a shutout. Hanna moved to 5-2 overall. Both teams play in the Capital Division of the Mid-Penn Conference in District 3.

“We’re just really excited,” Eickhoff, an Ohio State commit, said after the game. “I think we had a lot of momentum going into it because they were really coming for us. We have a great record. And all around the ball, we have really good strengths from our defense up to our offense. Our teamwork is really putting us ahead of other teams.”

The Bubblers were able to score in every quarter. However, they launched a stronger campaign in the second earning 3.

Eickhoff scored first in the first assisted by Alex Bandura. She lifted the ball into the net after vying for it. It was carried to the endline, sent back to the stroke mark, where four Hanna players were defensively set. So, when she got the ball on her stick, she put it up for the point.

Senior Shae Bennett was up next. She scored on a corner via a pass from senior Genna Bush.

It was Eickhoff’s stick that set the second ablaze. Her goals were four minutes apart. Her first point was assisted by Bennett. The second was all Eickhoff.

Hanna’s goalie, Hayley Campbell, was on the ground about one foot away from the goal line. As Campbell was attempting to push the ball away from her pads, Eickhoff muscled her way in.

Instead of continuously shooting at Campbell, Eickhoff got her stick on the ball, took one and then two pulls in the opposite direction of the goal line. She then spun around with the ball on her stick placing it in the cage.

Late in the third, it was again Bennett who set up the next goal. She was about an inch inside the circle when she released a solid drive to Campbell’s left post. Olivia Heyman was positioned on post with her stick’s blade open.

Heyman’s expression was one of relief, excitement, and surprise. The Bubblers’ final goal was an across the cage pass from Bush, where Lexi Boyle was able to finish it.

While the game was dominated by Boiling Springs, Hanna had glimpses of glory. The team’s defensive backs didn’t give up. And Campbell played an excellent game.

Hanna’s defenders were able to break free, a handful of times, from an aggressive Bubblers attack line. They sent the ball out of danger to some of Hanna’s fast forwards, who just couldn’t get the ball rolling their way.

“We knew what we were coming into,” Hanna Head Coach Erica Dickerson said. “We wanted to make sure we didn’t let out the air on our own accord. We were coming in (5-1). We haven’t had as many games as them. They were coming in 9-0. So, their season started a lot sooner than ours. We had to try to show them we are just as competitive. And we made sure we stayed playing the whole game. We’re going to bounce right back on Wednesday. We’ll see them again back home.”

Hanna plays at Middletown on Wednesday.

Bubblers: 6

  • Goals – Eickhoff (3), Bennett (1), Heyman (1), Boyle (1)
  • Assists – Bandura (1), Bennett (2), Bush (2)
  • Shots – 28
  • Penalty Corners – 13
  • Saves – 0

Hanna: 0

  • Goals – 0
  • Assists – 0
  • Shots – 0
  • Penalty Corners – 0
  • Saves – Campbell (24)
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