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No. 17 Field Hockey Hosts No. 5 Syracuse in ACC Matchup

Junior Emma Plasteras leads the Eagles in points (16), goals (6) and shots (25).

Junior Emma Plasteras leads the Eagles in points (16), goals (6) and shots (25).

Sept. 19, 2013

Newton, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team will host fifth-ranked Syracuse on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex in the first Atlantic Coast Conference game of the 2013 season. The Eagles (5-1) welcome the Orange (6-0) to the Heights for its first-ever ACC contest as Syracuse joined the conference before the start of the year.


This marks the 26th meeting between the two squads. The Orange leads the series, 18-8, and has won the last four meetings, including a 2009 matchup in the NCAA Tournament, in which the Orange won, 6-2. Last year, SU defeated BC, 4-2, in Syracuse after taking a 3-0 lead. Current sophomore Kelcie Hromisin put BC on the board and classmate Jordyn Hamilton made it 3-2 in the 46th minute. Gillian Pinder scored her second goal of the game with 18 minutes to play to help seal the win for SU.

The Eagles are coming off a 1-0 victory over crosstown-rival BU, then ranked 19th. Junior Emma Plasteras scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute off a pass from sophomore Romée Stiekema on a corner attempt. Sophomore Leah Settipane recorded eight saves in her first shutout of the year.

The Orange tallied two wins over seventh-ranked Massachusetts and Ohio State. Lauren Brooks and Leonie Geyer tallied goals in the 2-1 victory against the Minutewomen in the home-opener at Coyne Stadium on Friday afternoon. Geyer scored on a penalty corner with 4:36 remaining to give Syracuse a 1-0 victory over the Buckeyes and extend the Orange's home winning streak to 38 games on Sunday afternoon.

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