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No. 12 Field Hockey Drops Regular Season Finale, 3-2

Tara Fernandes netted her second goal of the week in the loss.

Tara Fernandes netted her second goal of the week in the loss.

Oct. 28, 2007

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Winston-Salem, N.C. - No. 12 Boston College lost its last regular season game to No. 3 Wake Forest, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles finished the season with a 12-7 overall record, 1-4 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons improved their record to 12-4 and end 3-2 in conference play.

Wake Forest notched the first goal of the game in the 14th minute of play. Melissa Martin scored her seventh goal of the season off a pass from Emily Cummings.

Senior midfielder Tara Fernandes netted the Eagles' first goal to even the score with five minutes left in the first half. Fernandes scored her second goal of the season on one of BC's two corner opportunities in the game. Senior forward Crystal Frates recorded the assist on the game-tying goal.

At the end of first half, junior goalie Julia Berkowitz saved seven shots on goal to Wake's Crystal Duffield's three. The Demon Deacons outshot the Eagles, 12-6.

Cummings broke the tie in the second stanza, netting an unassisted goal in the 50th minute of play. The Deacons then added to their lead almost 10 minutes later when Martin took a shot and Regina Shannon deflected the ball into the net for her sixth goal of 2007.

The Eagles were awarded a penalty stroke in the last minute of play. Junior forward Bob Dirks converted the opportunity to score her 43rd career goal, which ranks her first on Boston College's all-time list. Earlier in the season, Dirks broke the all-time points record. She currently leads the team with 12 goals and 11 assists.

BC did not have enough time to score a tying goal and Wake took the 3-2 win.

Berkowitz recorded eight saves in the second half. Her game total (15) is her second highest of the season. She saved 17 shots in the 2-0 loss to first-ranked North Carolina on Oct. 6. The Demon Deacons oushot the Eagles 16-3 in the second half and recorded eight corner opportunities.

Boston College is the proud host the 2007 ACC Tournament which will be held on Nov. 1, 2 and 4 at the Newton Campus Turf Field. The quarterfinals will played on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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