Gators defeat Maryvale in IAAM B field hockey

Center mid Leighton Eber scored two goals, both in the first half, Monday, as No. 19 St. Paul’s School for Girls defeated IAAM B Conference field hockey rival Maryvale Prep, 2-0, in Brooklandville.

Leighton Eber scored both goals as the Gators improved to 2-0 in the IAAM B Conference with a 2-0 win over Maryvale Prep.

Eber’s first score was unassisted and came at the 16:32 mark of the opening half. She took the ball from just outside the circle, dribbled in from the right side, dodged a defender and put a hard shot in the right corner. She then doubled the SPSG lead, with 2:34 left in the first half, when she struck a ball which had rebounded out in front of the goal, into the left corner from, about 15 feet out.

Carson Stephenson, SPSG’s goalie, had 15 saves as she and defenders sophomore Liz Kennedy, junior Kelsey Jones and senior Grace Boyce all helped protect the shutout.

St. Paul’s is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. Maryvale dropped to 4-5 overall and 0-1 in the league.