Oct. 3, 2011
NEWTON, Mass. -
The Boston College (8-4) field hockey squad defeated Providence (2-9), 3-0, on Monday evening in the squad's annual "Stick It to Cancer" game. BC donned pink warm-up jerseys for the event to help raise awareness and donations for cancer research. The victory ends a two-game skid for the Eagles.
BC dominated on both sides of the ball, as the Eagles outshot the Friars, 21-2, and forced more corners, 7-1. Freshman Emma Plasteras tallied her fourth goal of the season when she scored the game-winning goal. Grad student Maike de Jager and sophomore Chapin Duke also registered one goal apiece on the night. Duke is now tied for first on the team with eight goals this season.
Senior goalkeeper Nicole Barry recorded the shutout in the cage for BC, the second of her career.
The Eagles struck early, taking a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game when BC's offense made a quick break down the field. Anna Wetherall took control of the ball on the side of the cage and, when pressed by a Providence defender, dished the ball to a wide-open Plasteras. Plasteras, who was alone in front of the goalkeeper, sent a quick shot to the back corner of the cage that was just out of the keeper's reach.
The teams battled back-and-forth for the remainder of the first half, as neither team was able to find the back of the cage.
Boston College controlled the second half, adding two insurance goals to its lead and holding Providence scoreless.
The Eagles made it a 2-0 game on a cleanly executed corner with just over 17 minutes left to play. Junior Jacqui Moorfield took a hard shot from the top of the circle that Duke was able to deflect past the Friars' goalkeeper. Just under 10 minutes later, de Jager dribbled through the circle alone and stickhandled past the keeper to make it a 3-0 game and seal the victory for the Eagles.
Boston College returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. when it opens a three-game road swing at ACC rival North Carolina.