Boston, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team earned a 3-0 victory over Harvard on Sunday afternoon at Jordan Field. Sophomore Emma Plasteras tallied her second score of the season, junior Chapin Duke her first and freshman AshLeigh Sebia tallied first collegiate goal to seal the win.
"I was impressed with Harvard's energy and determination on the field today," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "We needed to work very hard for the win. The team found a way to come out with a positive result."
The Eagles (4-2) outshot the Crimson (1-3), 20-13, en route to their fourth win of the year. Freshman goalkeeper Leah Settipane made four saves in her third shutout of the season while junior Nicole Schuster tallied two assists on the day.
Duke put BC on the board early, scoring 4:48 into the game. Schuster tallied the assist for her first of 2012. The goal marked Duke's first points of the season. Shuster took a shot from the top off of a penalty corner and Duke deflected the ball past Harvard keeper Cynthia Tassopoulos.
Plasteras put the Eagles up 2-0 before the end of the first half, with just under four minutes to play before the end of the period. Again, Schuster was key, notching her second assist of the day. Plasteras blasted a shot from the top left side of the circle that hit the upper right corner of the cage.
Sebia scored her first goal of her young career with 6:30 to go in the game. She deflected the ball past Tassopoulos for BC's third goal of the day. Senior captain Jacqui Moorfield tallied her second assist of the season on the goal.
Tassopoulos made 11 saves on the day.
The Eagles open the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on Friday, Sept. 14 when they travel to College Park, Md., to face No. 4 Maryland at 7 p.m.