Oct. 24, 2007
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Storrs, Conn. - No. 12 Boston College lost its sixth game of the season to sixth-ranked Connecticut, dropping its non-conference record to 11-3, 12-6 overall. The Huskies improve their overall record to 17-2.
Senior midfielder Tara Fernandes gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead, scoring her first goal of the season in the 21st minute of the game. She netted the goal off the rebound of junior forward Bob Dirks's shot.
Six minutes later, the Huskies evened the score on a penalty stroke by Lizzy Peijs. Peijs notched her 15th goal of the season to tie the score going into halftime.
Connecticut dominated the first half's statistics, outshooting BC, 13-2. They had six corner opportunities, but the Eagles' defense killed all attempts to net a goal. BC only had one corner. Junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz recorded seven saves in the half to UConn's Andrea Mainiero's one save.
Husky Melissa Gonzalez found the back of the net only 21 seconds into the second half on an assist from Peijs. It would be all UConn would need to tally the win.
Berkowitz stopped seven more shots to total 14 saves, her second highest total of the season. She saved 17 shots against No. 1 North Carolina on Oct. 6 for a career high. The Huskies only allowed the Eagles two more shots in the game, to their own 14. Connecticut attempted seven more corners, while BC got off two.
Boston College plays its last regular season game against No. 3 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. The Eagles host the ACC Tournament at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex on Nov. 1, 2 and 4.