No. 6 Field Hockey Tops Longwood, 4-0
Charlottesville, Va. - The sixth-ranked Boston College field hockey team shut out Longwood, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon on Virginia's University Hall Turf Field. The Eagles (11-3) outshot the Lancers (5-9), 29-7, getting 18 shots on goal to Longwood's three. It marked BC's fifth shutout of the 2013 season.
"This was a great rebound win after Friday's game," head coach Ainslee Lamb said. "It is imperative that we have the ability to perform at an elite level in back-to-back games and this group certainly established that as an attribute this weekend. Longwood is always a well-coached team and has some very skilled players who we were fortunate to control in this game. That certainly made a difference and impacted our ability to win this game. We look forward to getting back to Boston and start our preparations for our next key ACC competition against North Carolina."
The Eagles got on the board early, scoring on the first penalty corner of the game. Sophomore forward Kelcie Hromisin collected a rebound off Lancer goalie Kaye Goulding's pads and put it in to give BC a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
Before the end of the half, sophomore forward AshLeigh Sebia increased the lead to three on a pass from Hromisin in front of the net. Sebia scored her fourth of 2013 with just 34 second left in the first frame.
Sophomore goalie Leah Settipane recorded three saves on the afternoon, while Goulding tallied 11. The Eagles had 10 penalty corners, to the Lancers' four.
BC returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 19 when the Eagles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the No. 2 Tar Heels at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN3.