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No. 9 Field Hockey Faces Two Top-20 Opponents on the Road




Oct. 3, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The ninth-ranked Boston College field hockey team is on the road to face two top-20 non-conference opponents. On Friday, the Eagles (8-2) head to Durham, N.H., to take on No. 20 New Hampshire (5-4) and on Sunday, they travel to Storrs, Conn., for a matchup against undefeated No. 2 Connecticut (9-0).







The Eagles hold an 18-7-1 all-time series record against the Wildcats and have won the last three meetings and the last 10 of 11. Last year, BC took a 6-2 victory in Newton. UNH comes into the contest with four straight wins, including a 3-2 overtime victory at No. 7 Massachusetts on Sept. 27.







Connecticut has a 19-10-1 advantage over BC in the series matchup. Last year, the Huskies won, 5-1, and have earned victories in seven of the last 11 meetings. The Eagles took a 3-1 win in Storrs in 2011. The Huskies are coming off a 1-0 victory against No. 10 Princeton last Sunday.

The Eagles are 2-2 against ranked teams this year. They defeated then-No. 5 Syracuse, 6-3, at home on Sept. 20, but fell, 3-2, to then-No. 2 Maryland one week later. They also defeated No. 19 BU, 1-0, in a tight battle, but dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 14 Massachusetts earlier in the year.

BC is led by junior midfielder Emma Plasteras with 23 points and nine assists. She is tied with freshman midfielder Emily McCoy for the team lead in goals with seven apiece. Sophomore goalie Leah Settipane has tallied three shutouts this season and a 1.83 goals-against average. She is second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 59 saves.

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