No. 13 FH Takes Season Opener at Quinnipiac
Aug. 29, 2014
Hamden, Conn. - In the first game of the 2014 season, No. 13 ranked Boston College field hockey beat Quinnipiac, 3-0, at the Longstreth/Bobcat Classic. The Eagles (1-0) scored three second-half goals to complete the victory over Quinnipiac (0-1).
The Eagles controlled the first half, tallying 13 shots on Quinnipiac goalkeeper Megan Conaboy. BC retained possession throughout the majority of the first 35 minutes while the Eagles' strong defense held the Bobcats to zero shots. BC had 7 penalty corners in the first half and forced goalie Megan Conaboy to make 7 saves. The Bobcats had one penalty corner which was cleared by the Eagles' defense. Although BC had plenty of scoring opportunities, the two teams entered the half in a 0-0 tie.
"We are pleased with the win over a great regional opponent. I was most impressed by the team's ability to implement the adjustments that we addressed at the half. Clearly there are some things that we want to improve on, but overall a fantastic start," said head coach Ainslee Lamb.
Boston College finally cracked the Bobcat defense with a goal by sophomore forward Brittany Sheenan with 23 minutes to go in the second half. The Eagles' second goal came from a backhand shot fired by sophomore Emily McCoy with 16 minutes left in the game.
The first shot from Quinnipiac came with 15 minutes left in the second half. Junior goalie Leah Settipane clocked all 70 minutes in the net, tallying two saves throughout the game. Senior midfielder Abby Bascetta scored the final goal of the game with five minutes left to put the Eagles up, 3-0, over the Bobcats.
"The defense really set a very good standard of play early in the game. Jordyn Hamilton did a great job anchoring the defense and was honored by the coaching staff as the player of the game," said Lamb
The Eagles look to continue their success at the Longstreth/Bobcat Classic as the designated home team vs. Lafayette on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.
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