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Field Hockey Earns 2-1 Win Against Rutgers

Sophomore AshLeigh Sebia recorded her first goal of the year to start the Eagles' scoring.

Sophomore AshLeigh Sebia recorded her first goal of the year to start the Eagles' scoring.

Aug 31, 2013

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Burlington, Vt. - The 19th-ranked Boston College field hockey team earned its second victory in as many days, defeating Rutgers, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon on neutral territory. Junior Emma Plasteras scored the game winner, notching the Eagles' (2-0) second goal in the 27th minute, while sophomore Leah Settipane made eight saves in the cage. BC battled the Scarlet Knights (0-1) on Vermont's home field.

"Rutgers was a very talented and well-coached team. We really worked to find a way to win this game," said head coach Ainslee Lamb. "We had to sustain a lot of pressure in the last five minutes of the game and were successful handling that part of the game management. Winning back-to-back games is a critical step for the team and a tribute our offseason workouts as we prepare to compete in two games in two days."

Sophomore AshLeigh Sebia put BC on the board, scoring on a corner in the 13th minute. Plasteras passed it out to the forward to tally the assist. It was Sebia's first goal of the 2013 season.

Before the end of the first half, Plasteras gave the Eagles a two-goal advantage, working her way through defenders to tally an unassisted goal.

With less than two minutes to play, Rutgers pulled its goalkeeper and added an extra field player to try to even the score. The Scarlet Knights cut the lead to one as Sophie Wright received a pass from Ashpal Bhogal in the middle of the circle. The Eagles kept them at bay to capture the win.

The Eagles return home to face Maine on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex.

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