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No. 17 Field Hockey Defeats No. 19 BU, 1-0

Plasteras leads the team with six goals and 16 points.

Plasteras leads the team with six goals and 16 points.

Sept. 13, 2013

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Boston, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team earned a 1-0 victory over crosstown rival Boston University, ranked 19th, on Friday evening at New Balance Field. The Eagles (5-1) scored the only goal of the game with less than 10 minutes to play to take the win over the Terries (3-2).

"It was a great team win for our program," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Everyone found a way to contribute to the victory tonight. It's always fantastic to play like that but it's a very good sign when you have 25 players committed to competing against a talented regional team like BU and coming out victorious on the scoreboard."

The two teams played scoreless hockey for the first 60 minutes before junior Emma Plasteras netted the lone goal of the game off a corner attempt in the 61st minute. Sophomore Romée Stiekema dished to her fellow midfielder from the top of the circle, and Plasteras, who was waiting at the left post, bounced the ball off goalie Valentina Cerda Eimbcke and into the net.

Plasteras leads the Eagles with six goals on the season. Stiekema has two assists so far in 2013.

Eight minutes prior, sophomore goalie Leah Settipane made back-to-back saves on a corner attempt to keep it a 0-0 tie. She had eight saves on the night and recorded her first shutout of the season.

The Eagles outshot the Terries, 16-11, and took 11 corners to BU's five. Cerda Eimbcke recorded nine saves on the night.

The Eagles return to action on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. when they host sixth-ranked Syracuse, who is playing in its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference game.

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