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Field Hockey Defeats Sacred Heart, 9-1, in Fifth-Straight Win

Freshman Janna Anctil scored her first-career hat trick in the win.

Freshman Janna Anctil scored her first-career hat trick in the win.

Sept. 9, 2007

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Newton, Mass. -- No. 13 Boston College scored a season-high nine goals in the 9-1 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Eagles have now won their fifth-straight contest.

BC started the scoring off early when sophomore Chelsey Feole netted a goal in the second minute of the game off a pass from senior midfielder Caitlyn Young. Young pushed the ball up on a breakaway. As Pioneers goalkeeper Kristin McIntire came out, Young dished to Feole for the score.

Junior forward Bob Dirks scored her first goal of the game with 5:47 left in the first half. Feole directed a pass to the top of the circle where Dirks found the back of the net.

Two minutes later, freshman forward Janna Anctil tallied the Eagles' third goal of the game. Dirks took a shot at the top of the circle and Anctil deflected it into the net. The Eagles did not allow the Pioneers a shot in the first half.

Boston College went on a scoring spree in the second half. Dirks netted her second goal of the game on a shot from high on the circle in the 53rd minute. She then assisted junior midfielder Michelle Tavener's first goal of the game less than a minute later. Forty-seven seconds elapsed before Anctil notched her second goal of the game off her own rebound.

Sophomore forward Caitlyn Buckanavage recorded her second goal of the season on a pass from Dirks in the 66th minute. Tavener scored her second of the day three minutes later off her own rebound.

Sacred Heart was able to get on the board as time winded down in the game. On its sixth and final corner, Leah Stoehr dished to Amy Hendricks for the score. Anctil turner her first-career hat trick with only nine seconds left as she redirected a pass from sophomore midfielder Cristina Almendrales into the net for the Eagles' ninth goal. The assist gave Almendrales her first point of the 2007 season.

BC out-shot the Pioneers 35-7 and goalkeepers junior Julia Berkowitz and freshman Kristine Stigas each recorded one save.

Head Coach Ainslee Lamb was pleased with the high-scoring game.

"Obviously, one of our strengths has been the attack," Lamb said. "We have a strong desire to shoot and now, we need to improve our percentage."

Boston College will take on Maryland in its first ACC match-up on Newton Campus Turf Field on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m.

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