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No. 17 Field Hockey Falls to UMass in Overtime

Soucy scored her first goal as an Eagle.

Soucy scored her first goal as an Eagle.

Sept. 2, 2012

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Newton, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team lost its first game of 2012 in overtime to instate-rival Massachusetts, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex. Sophomore Katlyn Soucy scored the Eagles' lone goal.

"I think we played the game really well," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "It was a very physical game and we really persevered through that."

While the two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first half, the Eagles (3-1) were the first to get on the board in the second. On BC's second corner of the half, sophomore Sarah Hospodar inserted the ball to senior Jacqui Moorfield, who took a hard shot on net. The ball nailed off the post and Soucy put the rebound in the back of the net to break the 0-0 tie in the 53rd minute of play.

The Minutewomen (3-1) tied the game in the 62nd minute as Kim Young scored her third goal of the season off a rebound from Nicole Cordero. Freshman goalkeeper Leah Settipane made the initial save, but the ball landed just within reach of a diving Young, who retied the score.

Settipane kept the Eagles alive with a key save with one minute to play in regulation. In a crowded circle, she dove to make a save and kept the ball uncovered as to not allow a penalty stroke. The defense was able to get the ball out of the circle and send the contest into overtime.

It only took 21 seconds of overtime for UMass to hand BC its first loss of the season. The Minutewomen playing in their third overtime of the year, tallied the gamewinner from the same duo that tied the game. Young dribbled down the field in seven-on-seven action and crossed the ball from the left to a waiting Cordero, who deflected the winning goal past Settipane for her first score of the year.

The Eagles return to action on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. when they host cross town-rival No. 14 Boston University in the annual Multiple Sclerosis Game, honoring former Eagles Kathleen Murphy's fight against MS.

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