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No. 12 Field Hockey Wins 10th Game

Crystal Frates now has 38 goals and 84 points in her BC career.

Crystal Frates now has 38 goals and 84 points in her BC career.

Oct. 14, 2007

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Hanover, N.H. - No. 12 Boston College shut out Dartmouth, 2-0, on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Eagles have kept opponents scoreless twice this season. The Eagles improve to 10-5, 9-2 in non-conference play. The Big Green drop to 4-8.

The game was scoreless for the first 25 minutes until senior midfield Caitlyn Young scored off her own rebound to give the Eagles at 1-0 lead. The goal was Young's third of the season and second of the weekend.

The Eagles had seven penalty corner opportunities in the first half, but were unable to convert, and after 35 minutes, the score remained 1-0. BC outshot Dartmouth 10-2 and the Big Green only recorded one corner in half. Junior goalie Julia Berkowitz did not tally a save in the half, while her counterpart, Jordan Sedlacek, recorded four.

Junior back Kelley Smith saved a goal for BC in the 55th minute of action, ensuring Dartmouth did not even the score. It was the second time an Eagle made a defensive save, as freshman back Emily Kozniuk stopped a goal in the 2-1 win over Boston University on Sept. 7, 2007.

It took the Eagles most of the second half to notch an insurance goal. It came in the 66th minute on senior forward Crystal Frates's fourth goal of the season. Junior midfield Katie Quaglia launched a loss pass from the 25-yard line, which Frates knocked in to increase the lead to 2-0.

Head Coach Ainslee Lamb felt Frates's goal was one the most exciting of her career.

BC ended the day with 17 shots to Dartmouth's five. The Eagles took 11 corners and the Big Green recorded three. Sedlacek made seven saves on the day.

Lamb was very pleased with her team's play over the entire weekend.

"Overall, this was a very successful weekend," Lamb said. "The back-to-back wins are great for our program. Today, Dartmouth were tenacious and played hard. That is part of their character: they work hard. The bottom line is that we stuck to our game plan and persevered."

Boston College plays its last regular season home game against Harvard on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. The Eagles have three away games before returning to the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex for the ACC Tournament on Nov. 1, 2 and 4.

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