No. 6 Field Hockey Travels to Virginia
Oct. 10, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The sixth-ranked Boston College field hockey team heads to Charlottesville, Va., to take on fifth-ranked Virginia on Friday evening and then play a non-conference game against Longwood on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles look to improve on their 10-2 overall record and 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference tally.
BC is coming off a big weekend, as the Eagles moved up three spots in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll after defeating No. 20 New Hampshire, 3-1, and second-ranked Connecticut, 4-3, in overtime. The game against the Huskies, who were previously unbeaten, marked the second time the Eagles beat a higher-ranked team that was undefeated as they earned a 6-3 victory at home against then-No. 5 Syracuse on Sept. 20.
The Maroon and Gold matched last year's win total and recorded the 14th consecutive double-digit win season, spanning head coach Ainslee Lamb's entire career at the Heights.
Virginia enters the contest after a 1-1 weekend. On Saturday, the Cavs fell to then-No. 5 Syracuse, 4-1, before beating Albany, 4-1, on Sunday. In the ACC, they tallied a win over Wake Forest, 3-0, and a loss to North Carolina, 2-1.
The Lancers are coming off a 4-2 loss to Liberty on Wednesday. They won their previous two games against Davidson, 3-1, and VCU, 2-1.