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No. 18 Field Hockey Loses in Double Overtime

Emmas Plasteras is tied for the team lead with three assists.

Emmas Plasteras is tied for the team lead with three assists.

Sept. 16, 2012

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College Park, Md. - The 18th-ranked Boston College field hockey team lost in double overtime to James Madison, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Maryland's Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Eagles (4-4) and Dukes (5-2) both scored in a span of two minutes in the second half and played a scoreless first 15-minute overtime period before JMU's Taylor West notched the gamewinner in the 94th minute.

After a scoreless first half, in which the Dukes outshot the Eagles, 10-5, and freshman goalkeeper Leah Settipane made four saves, JMU got on the board on a tip in by Bethany Ashworth on Dana Allaband's shot on a corner at the 65:47 mark.

"This was an unfortunate loss with good preparation to compete against James Madison," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Our players showed tremendous character to come back and tie it up with the kicking back in place. We have made significant improvements with playing in the overtime session. We clearly need to finish our opportunities when they are afforded to us."

Less than two minutes later, Moorfield knotted the game on a corner. Sophomore Emma Plasteras, who inserted the ball, and junior Paige Norris earned the assists on the tying score. It marked Moorfield's second goal of the season.

The two teams played to a draw in the first overtime, which consists of seven-on-seven action. Both took two shots and JMU had two corners to BC's one.

West tipped in the gamewinner seven minutes into the second overtime. The Dukes outshot the Eagles, 19-14, and had 12 corners to the Eagles' nine in the extended contest. Settipane made seven saves on the day.

BC returns home to host No. 9 Virginia on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to open the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule at home. The Eagles are 0-1 in league play after a loss on Friday to Maryland.

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