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No. 10 Field Hockey Gets First ACC Win

Junior Kathleen Murphy scored the tying goal to even the score going into halftime.

Junior Kathleen Murphy scored the tying goal to even the score going into halftime.

Sept. 22, 2007

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Charlottesville, Va.-- No. 10 Boston College improved its overall record to 7-2 and its ACC record to 1-1 as it beat No. 15 Virginia, 2-1, on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cavaliers began the scoring in the contest when sophomore Traci Ragukas tallied the first point of the day in the fifth minute of action. Virginia was awarded a corner, which Ragukas inserted, but a BC defender tipped the ball away. Ragukas collected the ball and chipped it into the high corner of the cage.

The Eagles evened the score seven minutes later when junior forward Kathleen Murphy netted her second goal of the season after a scramble in front of the net.

At the end of one, the Eagles and Cavs were tied, 1-1. Junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz did not record any saves in the first half, while the Cavalier's senior goalie Devon Burnley tallied two.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Eagles capitalized off their only corner opportunity of the half. Junior forward Bob Dirks collected a loose ball after the initial corner shot and used a reverse stick chip to send the ball toward the cage. Freshman Janna Anctil tipped the ball past Virginia's freshman goalkeeper Amy Desjadon. Anctil has now netted five goals and Dirks leads the team with seven assists.

The Cavaliers tried to equalize the score with three corners at the end of the game, but could not notch the tying goal.

Berkowitz recorded three saves in the second half and the Eagles out-shot the Cavaliers 10-6. Virginia tallied nine corner opportunities to BC's two.

The Eagles take on their third ACC opponent when they battle Duke at Newton Campus Turf Field on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. Last season, Boston College beat Duke in double overtime, 2-1, in Durham, N.C.

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