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No. 10 Field Hockey Shutout by Providence, 3-0

Julia Berkowitz made four saves in the loss.

Julia Berkowitz made four saves in the loss.

Oct. 3, 2007

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Newton, Mass.--No. 10 Boston College lost its fourth game of the season to Providence, 3-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. The Eagles were shutout for the second time this season and their record dropped to 8-4. The Friars improved to 8-4.

The first half was a back-and-forth battle for the two teams. The ball was played mostly in the middle of the field for the first 19 minutes. The Friars were able to get on the board when sophomore forward Nellie Poulin notched the first goal of the game on a breakaway. Poulin received the ball at the 50-yard line from junior forward Ali Kornfeld and broke free to make the score 1-0 in the 19th minute.

At the end of the first half, the Eagles trailed by one. Each team recorded three shots and BC goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz tallied one save.

Senior defense Michalagh Stoddard scored the second goal of the game six minutes into the second half on one of Providence's eight corners opportunities. Junior midfield Meghan Holden inserted to junior midfield Jessica Lane, who stick stopped for Stoddard.

The Friars notched their third goal of the contest four minutes later when Holden collected the ball during a scramble in front of the net to increase the lead to 3-0.

The Eagles could not recover, and although the shots were even (11-11), they remained scoreless. Berkowitz finished the day with four saves.

Head Coach Ainslee Lamb hopes the game was a learning opportunity for her team.

"Providence was on an incredible mission and it accomplished it tonight," Lamb said. "As we get better, we are a target in the region. Our players need to learn to play against that. Programs are going to come onto our field and play with nothing to lose."

The Eagles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 6 to battle the Tar Heels at 1 p.m.

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