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No. 14 Field Hockey Falls to Maine in Overtime, 4-3

Freshman Emma Plasteras

Freshman Emma Plasteras

Aug. 30, 2011

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NEWTON, Mass. - The No. 14 Boston College (2-1) field hockey squad lost a hard-fought, overtime battle against Maine (2-1) on Tuesday afternoon.

BC outshot Maine, 15-14, and forced more corners, 6-5, in the closely-contested outing. Three Eagles scored on the day, as sophomore Nicole Schuster, sophomore Chapin Duke and freshman Emma Plasteras each logged a goal for Boston College. Plasteras' goal marked the first of her collegiate career, while Schuster recorded her first on the season.

Maine struck first, as the squad found the back of the cage on a well-executed penalty corner.

With just over 16 minutes remaining in the first half, the Eagles retaliated, as Duke took control of the ball on a rebound and got off a quick shot that slid past the Black Bear's goalkeeper to tie the game at one a side.

After halftime, the Eagles took the lead thanks to a goal from Schuster. Schuster let a pass from junior Jacqui Moorfield cross her body before taking a hard, back-hand shot to score and put BC on top, 2-1.

Maine's Kelly Newton tied the game at two on an unassisted goal with just under 10 minutes to play.

The Eagles regained the lead thanks to an unassisted goal by Plasteras. After a missed opportunity for her squad on a penalty corner, Plasteras recovered the ball and sent a hard shot past the Maine goalkeeper to make it a 3-2 game.

Maine scored with under two minutes to play to send the game to a 15 minute, sudden-victory overtime. Just over two minutes into the extra period, the Black Bears were awarded a corner and Annabelle Hamilton found the back of the cage for the win.

Boston College returns to action on Friday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m, when the squad will host Quinnipiac.

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