No. 12 Field Hockey Downs Northeastern, 3-1
Oct. 13, 2007
Boston, Mass. - No. 12 Boston College got back on track, beating Northeastern, 3-1, at Sweeney Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Eagles improved to 9-5, while the Huskies dropped to 6-9.
The Huskies struck first, notching a goal in the 13th minute. Ashley Webber inserted to Stephanie Casper, who took a hard shot from the top of the circle. The ball nailed the back of the goal board for the first score of the game.
The Eagles evened the score four minutes later on a corner of their own. Junior forward Kathleen Murphy inserted the ball to junior midfield Katie Quaglia for the stick stop. Senior Caitlyn Young fired a direct shot on goal, which found the back of the net. It marked Young's second goal of the season.
BC netted its second goal of the game in the 21st minute. Junior forward Bob Dirks carried the ball down the field into Huskies' territory. She wound up at the top of corner and netted her 10th goal of the season, 40th in her career.
At the end of the first half, the Eagles led, 2-1. BC outshot Northeastern, 4-2, while junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz recorded one save to Huskies' goalie Liz Centofanti's two.
Boston College scored its third goal of the game eight minutes in the second half. Murphy controlled the ball in the circle and passed back to Dirks at the edge of the circle. Dirks netted her second goal of the game on a solid drive. The goal tied her for third on BC's career goal list with 41 all-time goals. Dirks now has 98 points in her career, placing her in the second spot the Eagles' all-time points list, two points away from tying the record.
With the final score 3-1, the Eagles came away with their ninth victory of the season. They oushot the Huskies, 11-5, and received six corner opportunities to their opponent's three. Each goalie ended the day with three saves.
The Eagles play again tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at Dartmouth College.