Sept. 28, 2012
Box Score Durham, N.C. -
The Boston College field hockey team earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference win, defeating No. 21 Duke, 2-1, on Friday night. Freshman AshLeigh Sebia
scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles (6-5, 1-2 ACC) early in the second half.
"This was a great team win," said head coach Ainslee Lamb. "Every player found a way to contribute to the win today. The desire and will to win this game was fantastic. It was nice to see the players' hard work, efforts and perseverance pay off."
BC got on the board first, as sophomore Hannah Nedeau scored her first career goal in the 14th minute off an assist from junior Virgynia Muma. Muma crossed the ball to her fellow Eagle in the circle for the score.
The Blue Devils (4-7, 0-3 ACC) evened the score as time expired in the first half as Brenna Rescigno tallied her third goal of the season on a corner.
The two teams went into halftime and a rain delay extended the break. When play resumed, Sebia scored off a corner 1:17 into the second stanza. Senior Jacqui Moorfield earned the assist, bringing her 2012 points total to a team-high 10. Sophomore Emma Plasteras inserted and junior Paige Norris made the stick stop and passed to Moorfield, who handed it off to Sebia.
Freshman goalie Leah Settipane made five saves in the second half to preserve the win, tallying nine in total. Duke outshot BC, 15-8, and registered nine corners to the Eagles' four.
BC returns to action on Sunday, at noon when it plays Longwood in Farmville, Va.