Oct. 3, 1997
Boston College Field Hockey Prepares to Face 10th-ranked Syracuse on Sunday
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College field hockey team, under the direction of head coach Sherren Granese (11th season), will host BIG EAST rival Syracuse on October 5 at 1 p.m. in Alumni Stadium.
RECORDS... The Eagles enter the game with a 5-4 record, while the Orangewomen are 8-2 and ranked #10 (tied with Providence) in the latest NCAA Division I Poll, which was released on September 29.
LAST TIME OUT.... The Eagles lost to Providence, 3-2, on October 1 in Providence, R.I. BC took a 2-1 lead on first-half goals by seniors Andrea Durko (Briarcliff, N.Y.) and Gabrielle Bieg (Haddonfield, N.J.) but was unable to hang on. Syracuse defeated Cornell, 1-0, on Wednesday night.
TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR EAGLES... Syracuse will be the fifth ranked opponent that the Eagles have faced this season. So far, the Eagles are 0-4 versus ranked teams. The Eagles will face three more ranked teams in 1997 (#8 New Hampshire, #14 Rutgers, and #18 Connecticut).
LAST YEAR... The Orangewomen prevailed, 2-1, in overtime on October 4. Syracuse leads the all-time series, 8-1. Boston College's lone win came in the BIG EAST Championship game on November 6, 1994 in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles won, 1-0, in overtime via a 7-6 decision in penalty strokes.
DURKO ADDS TO SCORING LEAD... With one goal against Providence, senior forward Andrea Durko added to her 1997 team-leading point total. After nine games, Durko has 14 points (6 goals, 2 assists). In BIG EAST play, Durko has one goal and one assist. For her career, Durko has 78 points (35 goals, 8 assists).
JOY HAS BEEN A JOY... Junior tri-captain Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H.) has recovered nicely from an early season illness. In her last five games, Ramsbotham has scored all five of her points on the season. In 47 career games, Ramsbotham has 46 points (18 goals, 10 assists).
HALL'S FITTING IN NICELY... Freshman back Jennifer Hall (Brewster, N.Y.) has been a contributor in her rookie season. She is the only first-year player to start all nine games and has contributed two assists, including one in the loss to Providence on October 1.