Women's Field Hockey Falls To Duke, 2-1, in OT
Oct. 26, 2013
Photo Gallery by John Quackenbos
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The seventh-ranked Boston College field hockey team lost in overtime to No. 8 Duke, 2-1, Saturday afternoon in front of 457 fans at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex.
Boston College is now 12-5 overall and 1-4 in the ACC, while Duke improved to 12-4 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 12:11 in the first half. AshLeigh Sebia shot was blocked but senior Chapin Duke was on the far corner of the goal. The Eagles forward one-timed the ball into the goal giving BC a first half lead. It was Duke's fourth goal of the season.
With less than a minute to play in the first half, Duke earned a corner. The Blue Devils took their time planning their attack but it was BC junior Sarah Hospodar spoiling any attempt at a shot. She stopped Duke's attempt to set up a scoring bid by clearing a pass to set up senior Brenna Rescigno on the corner.
At the half, Boston College had the edge in shots, 7-4.
To start the second half, BC turned the ball over early and Duke's Emmie Le Marchand ripped a shot from just within the circle. Eagle's goalie Leah Settipane made one of her biggest saves of the day deflecting the shot wide. She finished with six saves on the day.
BC's best attempt in the second half came when Paige Norris hit the post on a corner attempt at 26:07. The rebound came out but Duke's defense deflected the ball wide of the goal.
After a timeout by Duke with 7:23 to play, the Blue Devils pulled their goalie. The Eagles offense pressed early but Duke pushed the ball forward in the final two minutes of the match.
The Blue Devils tied the game with 20 second to play when Grace Christos scored her first goal of the season. Christos first shot was saved by Settipane but she tapped in the rebound to tie the game.
Less than a minute into the overtime, Duke's Aileen Johnson ended the game as she notched her fourth goal of the season.
Game Notes: BC will end the regular season on the road as the Eagles will travel to Winston-Salem to play at Wake Forest on Nov. 2 (1 p.m.) ... Prior to the match, the BC field hockey program honored the five seniors - Chapin Duke, Hannah Mulvey, Nicole Schuster, Virgynia Muma and Paige Norris. As a class, they compiled a record of 44-30, while amassing 13 Athletics Director's Awards for Academic Achievement, 11 ACC Academic Honor Roll honors, three All-ACC Academic team accolades, an All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament honor ... Boston College will host the ACC Field Hockey Tournament on Nov. 7, 8 and 10 with time of games to be announced at a later date.