Nov. 8, 1997
Boston College Defeats Providence, 2-0
Eagles Advance to BIG EAST Championship Game
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Juniors Janis Cornwell (Wolfeboro, N.H.) and Joy Ramsbotham (Melvin Village, N.H.) each scored one goal as second-seeded Boston College defeated third-seeded Providence, 2-1, in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship at Alumni Stadium.
Boston College will meet top-seeded Connecticut on Sunday, November 9 at 12:30 in the championship game. Connecticut defeated third-seeded Syracuse, 5-4, in double overtime. It will be the second appearance in the BIG EAST championship game for the Eagles, who last appeared in the finals in 1994. That year, Boston College won the championship, defeating Syracuse, 1-0.
Cornwell scored an unassisted goal with 13:11 left in the first half to give the Eagles the lead for good. Ramsbotham, the 1997 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, scored her 10th goal of the season with 18:27 remaining in the second half. Junior Anne Marie Ambros (Bridgeton, N.J.) assisted on the goal, her 21st of the season.
Freshman goalkeeper Stacy Chicaski (Northampton, Mass.) recorded three saves for her eighth shutout of the season.
Looking At UCONN... Boston College lost to Connecticut, 1-0, on October 15 in Storrs, Conn. 1997 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Katie Stephens scored the game-winning goal with 24:04 left in the game.
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