Field Hockey Earns Wins in Two Exhibition Games
Aug 26, 2013
Newton, Mass. - The Boston College field hockey team tallied wins in both of its exhibition games, defeating Boston University on Friday, 3-2, and University of Toronto, 6-0, on Sunday. The Eagles open the season on Friday, Aug. 30 in Vermont at 1 p.m.
"It was an exciting opportunity for us to play against two good teams to simulate our season schedule and get ready for that," head coach Ainslee Lamb said after Sunday's contest. "I was really impressed with the players' willingness to try a couple new tactics. We weren't so much worried about the scoreboard as we were about trying to develop tactfully what we want to be ready for in the opening game against Vermont."
On Friday night, the Eagles took the lead over BU on a penalty corner with five minutes to play in the first half. Freshman Eryn McCoy scored the first goal of the game. Senior Paige Norris put BC up by two just five minutes into the second half and junior Emma Plasteras made it a 3-0 lead with 17:35 to go in the game.
BU scored two goals to cut the lead to one before time ran out but the Eagles held with just over eight minutes to go and earned the exhibition win.
On Sunday afternoon, BC shut out Toronto in preparation for the season opener. Senior Chapin Duke tipped a shot Plasteras with 16:31 left to play in the first half to put the Eagles on the board. Plasteras then notched a goal of her own with three minutes to go in the half to give BC a 2-0 lead. Sophomore Jordyn Hamilton scored with 21 minutes left in the second half to put the Eagles up by three and less than two minutes later, freshman Emily McCoy made it a 4-0 game. It didn't take long for sophomore AshLeigh Sebia to tally a goal with 18:28 left to give the eagles their fifth goal of the game and Emily McCoy scores her second goal of the day with 14:42 remaining in the game to finish off the BC scoring.