No. 12 Field Hockey Downs New Hampshire, 5-2
Oct. 21, 2007
Durham, N.H. - No. 12 Boston College shut out New Hampshire in the second half to tally a 5-2 victory. The 12-5 Eagles have won their last four games. Junior forward Bob Dirks's three points placed her at the top of the BC record books. Her 102 points ranks first all-time and her 42 career goals ties Kim French (1999-2003) and Andrea Durko (1994-97) for the top spot. The Wildcats drop to 9-9 overall.
The Eagles notched the first goal of the game in the sixth minute of play. Sophomore forward Chelsey Feole netted her tenth goal of the season on a pass from Dirks. Dirks's ninth assist of the season brought her career points total to 100, tying BC's all-time record set by Joy Ramsbotham (1995-98).
BC increased its lead at the 19:55 mark on a goal by senior forward Caitlyn Young. Young took the shot from the deep left side of the circle and her fourth goal of the season sailed inside the far post. Young has scored three goals in the Eagles' last four games.
The Wildcats cut the lead in half two minutes later on a goal by Shauna Sellenger. Leah Boody controlled the ball after a scramble and passed to Sellenger, who fired a shot past BC goalkeeper junior Julia Berkowitz. They notched the tying goal at the end of the first half on their second corner attempt. After the initial shot, UNH was able to keep the ball in the circle and Jen Mooney netted the goal to even the score.
Dirks tallied BC's fourth goal of the game in the 59th minute. Her 12th goal of the season tied the all-time goal record with 42 scores. Her 102 career points leaves her alone at the top of the all-time list.
Frates and Raftery connected for the combo's second score of the game in the 63rd minute, giving the Eagles a 5-2 lead, which would be the final score. Frates tipped in Raftery's shot from the right side of the cage for her 40th career goal, which ranks fifth on the all-time goal list. Her 88 points ties for the sixth all-time spot.
The Eagles outshot the Wildcats, 19-5 and Berkowitz recorded one save to her counterpart, Margaux Shute's eight.
Boston College will try for five wins in a row when it travels to Storrs, Conn., to play sixth-ranked Connecticut on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.