No. 17 Field Hockey Hosts No. 12 BU for MS Game
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team takes on 12th-ranked, crosstown-rival Boston University on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex. The Eagles will honor former player Kathleen Murphy as they host the sixth Annual Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser.
The Eagles (3-1) hold a slight, 12-11 advantage over the Terriers (4-0) in their last 23 meetings. Last year, BC won 1-0 as current senior Jacqui Moorfield scored the lone goal of the contest three minutes into play, off a corner. The Eagles dropped their first decision at home in 2012, a 2-1 overtime loss to Massachusetts.
Murphy, a 2009 graduate, was diagnosed with MS in April 2007, before the start of her junior season. Since then, the Eagles have been constant supporters of the MS Society, raising over $35,000 to help fight and raise awareness of this disease.
On Friday, the Eagles will be raising funds through donations accepted for MS bracelets at the main entrance to the field, as well as hosting a live auction. Before the start of the game, senior captains Kara Mackintire and Moorfield along with head coach Ainslee Lamb will present Murphy and David Young-Hong from the MS Society, with a fundraiser check.
The mission of the National MS Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. This mission is supported through four strategies of research: advocacy, programs, awareness, and clinicals. The organization supports research and projects aimed at discovering the cause of MS and finding a cure.