Oct. 26, 1997
Women's Field Hockey Defeats Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-Junior midfielder Joy Ramsbotham scored on a penalty corner with 30 seconds remaining to lift No. 15 Boston College to a 3-2 victory over host Wake Forest on the rain-soaked turf at Kentner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Boston College (11-6) got on the board early on a goal by Andrea Durko seven minutes into the game. The Demon Deacons (8-10) tied things up with a Jenny Everett goal at the 17:17 mark, and Samantha Rush scored just before halftime to put the Deacs ahead 2-1. BC's Katie Gentile made it 2-2 midway through the second half, and Ramsbotham netted the game-winner in the waning seconds of regulation on a direct corner shot.
Wake outshot BC for the game, 15-11, and held a slight 6-5 edge in penalty corners. Ramsbotham had a goal and an assist for BC, while Eagle netminder Stacy Chichaski had seven saves. For Wake, Jaime Tressler and Meaghan Nitka combined for five stops in goal.
BOSTON COLLEGE 3, WAKE FOREST 2 1 2 F BOSTON COLLEGE 1 2 3 WAKE FOREST 2 0 2 Scoring (time remaining) 1st half- BC Andrea Durko (Joy Ramsbotham), 26:49; WF Jenny Everett (Nicole Serluco), 17:17; WF Samantha Rush (Amy Marchell), 4:36. 2nd half- BC Katie Gentile (Gabrielle Bieg), 21:10; BC Ramsbotham (Janice Cornwell, Anne Marie Ambros), 0:30. Shots: BC 11, WF 15 Penalty Corners:BC 5, WF 6 Goalkeepers: BC Stacy Chichaski, 7 saves; WF Jaime Tressler 1 save, 1 GA (35:00), Meghan Nitka, 4 saves, 2 GA (35:00).