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Field Hockey Wins Third Straight

Junior Virgynia Muma

Junior Virgynia Muma

Sept. 30, 2012

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Farmville, Va. - The Boston College field hockey extended its win streak to three games with a 3-1 victory over Longwood on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles (7-5) came back from an early 1-0 deficit to score three straight to earn the win over the Lancers (2-10).

"Our players were committed to getting the team back on track with some very good play this weekend," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "Back-to-back wins on the road are always a great accomplishment. I was pleased with the entire team's focus and determination this weekend. We head back home with wins against two very strong opponents."

Longwood scored the first goal of the game at the 8:30 mark. Stacey deGrandhomme scored on a corner with assists by Brittany Diaz and Kaity Byrum.

Less than six minutes later, junior Chapin Duke evened the contest with her fourth goal off a rebound. Duke was waiting at the right post to put one past Lancer goalie Meg Mitchell.

Junior Paige Norris gave the Eagles a one-goal advantage with just over four minutes to play in the half on a penalty stroke, BC's first of the season.

Norris' classmate Virgynia Muma put the Maroon and Gold up by two in the 42nd minute of action on her team-leading fifth goal of the season. She put back the rebound from freshman AshLeigh Sebia's shot on a corner attempt to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead.

Freshman goalkeeper Leah Settipane recorded four saves on the day, while Mitchell had seven. The Eagles outshot the Lancers, 14-8, including taking a 10-2 advantage in the first half. BC registered six corners to Longwood's five.

The Eagles return home for a four-game home stand, beginning with No. 2 North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. They will play five of their last six games at the friendly confides of Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex.

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