No. 17 Field Hockey Downs Providence, 2-0
Sept. 22, 2013
Newton, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team defeated Providence, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex. The Eagles (7-1) outshot the Friars (4-4), 24-9, in the contest as they wrapped up the weekend with two wins after beating fifth-ranked Syracuse, 6-3, on Friday.
"I am really excited to enter into this weekend and come out 2-0," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "It's a real tribute to the players. Their preparation this week was very thorough and focused. Their effort and energy in every game was really top-notch. I am excited to see us play - and perform well - in back-to-back games. It's not easy to do that and I was pleased that we had the ability to win both games this weekend."
The two teams played to a scoreless draw for the first 24 minutes before the Eagles were able to get on the board. On the team's seventh corner attempt, freshman Emily McCoy tallied her fifth goal of the year on a direct shot that bounced over PC goalie Deidra Clymer's leg pad and into the net. Junior Emma Plasteras inserted the pass and senior Paige Norris stopped the ball for McCoy.
As the minutes ticked down in the first half, PC's Daniella Bernasconi got a breakaway toward the goal, but sophomore back Jacqueline Kelleher cut off her pass to keep the Friars from a scoring opportunity.
Norris scored her first goal of the year to make it a 2-0 BC advantage at the 39th minute. The midfielder dribbled in from a long hit on the left side and shot into the right corner of the net to put the Eagles up by two.
While BC took four corners in the second half - 13 total on the day - they did not allow Providence a single corner opportunity in the second frame. The Friars had three on the day.
Sophomore goalie Leah Settipane recorded her second shutout of the season, tallying six saves.
"To get a shutout at the Division I level is really difficult," Lamb said. "[Settipane] is just performing at a very high level right now and I think that the defenders in front of her want to work really hard for her. Those are two key components to allow her to have those shutouts."
Clymer recorded 10 saves for the Friars.
BC will host No. 2 Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Newton Campus.