No. 12 Field Hockey Pulls Out 3-2 Win
Oct. 17, 2007
Newton, Mass. - No. 12 Boston College notched win number 11 against Harvard on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Newton Campus Turf Field. The 3-2 victory gives the Eagles an 11-5 record, 10-2 in non-conference play. The Crimson drop to 7-6 on the season.
The teams battled for the first 20 minutes of play, but the Eagles were the first to get on the board. Junior midfielder Katie Quaglia notched her second goal of the season on an unassisted shot from the top of the circle 21:13 into the game.
The Crimson evened the score nine minutes later on a two-on-one breakaway. Freshman back Maggie McVeigh passed to junior forward Kayla Romanelli, who was all alone in the circle. Romanelli pulled the ball to her right and fired a shot into the left corner of the goal.
At the end of the first half, with the tie scored 1-1, shots were also almost even. BC had a slight edge of 4-3. Each team took two penalty corners and Harvard junior goalie Kylie Stone recorded one save.
It took the Eagles a little over one minute to score in the second half. Senior forward Cyrstal Frates passed past a Harvard defender to sophomore forward Chelsey Feole at the 30-yard line, who took off on a breakaway. Stone came out of the goal to defend the shot, but Feole dribbled to her right and slammed the ball into the left corner to give the Eagles a one-goal lead.
Minutes later, Feole knocked in her second goal of the game off one of BC's seven corner opportunities in the second half. Senior midfielder Tara Fernandes inserted to Quaglia, who controlled the ball with a stick stop for junior forward Bob Dirks. Dirks passed to Feole who drilled the back of the net in the 38th minute.
Harvard cut the lead to one in the 44th minute on its only corner opportunity of the second half. Sophomore midfielder Kristen Bannon inserted to senior midfielder Jana Berglund for the stick stop. Senior back Devon Shapiro netted the Crimson's second goal of the game.
Time ran out before either team could score again. The Eagles outshot the Crimson, 9-4, in the second half. Both Stone and junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz stopped three shots in the half.
The Eagles play their last three regular season games on the road. On Sunday, Oct. 21, they battle New Hampshire at 3 p.m.