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No. 17 Field Hockey Improves to 2-0 on the Season with 4-1 Victory over Maine

Emma Plasteras scored her first goal of the season.

Emma Plasteras scored her first goal of the season.

Aug. 25, 2012

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Orono, Maine - Virgynia Muma's second and third goals of the season paced BC over the No. 22 Maine Black Bears 4-1 on Saturday. Emma Plasteras and Abby Bascetta added goals for the Eagles, who improved to 2-0 to start the season. Maine dropped to 0-1.

For the second consecutive day, junior forward Virgynia Muma started the scoring early as she put back a rebound past Black Bears goalkeeper Sydney Kolysher at the 9:51 mark.

Sophomore Emma Plasteras registered her first goal of the season as she finished off a feed from Jacqui Morrfield at the 33:05 mark. Muma notched her third goal of the season off a deflection to give BC a 3-0 lead at 54:55.

Maine responded five minutes later with a tally by Jessica Skillings, but sophomore Abby Bascetta answered six minutes later on a penalty stroke to extend the Eagles' lead to 4-1.

Freshman goalkeeper Leah Settipane registered her second victory in as many days with a three-save effort.

"Today was a significant win for the program," said head coach Ainslee Lamb. "To play back-to-back top programs and win both games is an accomplishment for our team this early in the season. The team's improvements from game-to-game were great indicators of the players' ability to learn, adapt and implement in a very short period of time."

The Eagles are back in action next Friday as they travel down to Hamden, Conn., to take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.

The Eagles outshot Maine 12-5 for the game... penalty corners: BC 9, Maine 2 ... Cards: 1 for BC (green) and 2 for Maine (2 green) ... BC improves to 10-2 all-time against Maine ... Muma has already eclipsed last season's goal total (2) in the first two games.

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