Boston College field hockey goalie, Leah Settipane, came into the game against Wake Forest looking to reach a personal milestone: she was just one win away from the record for most career wins by a BC goalie. At the same time, she was trying to help her team achieve its first in-conference win. Despite her best efforts and multiple stellar saves, No. 11 Boston College field hockey (6-5, 0-3) fell 3-2 to the No. 7 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-2, 3-0) in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sunday afternoon.
The game started off rough for BC. The Eagles quickly fell behind by a score of 3-0. The action started for Wake, with its first goal coming off the stick of Krysta Wangerin at the 6:32 mark. Wake followed that up with a second goal two minutes later and their third goal five minutes after that to take their lead of 3-0. After those three goals and more than 10 minutes still remaining in the first half, the Eagles held Wake off for the rest of the first half.
In the second half, BC’s offense finally started to wake up. After only three shots and two corners in the first half, BC took 10 shots and had four corners in the second half of the game. More opportunities and more aggression led to much better results for the Eagles in the second half. Three minutes into the first half, Emily McCoy scored the first goal of the afternoon for the Eagles on a backhand shot with an assist from Romee Stiekema to make the score 3-1.
Later on, the Eagles struck again to make the score 3-2, this time the goal was scored by the freshman from the Netherlands, Frederique Haverhals. Despite a bevy of opportunities throughout the second half, the Eagles did not score again in the second half. The Eagles ended up dropping their third straight game and remained winless in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season.
The game was markedly different for the Eagles after halftime. In the second half, BC stepped up its defense and kept Wake off the board. While goalie Leah Settipane failed to tie the record for career wins by a BC goalie, she did step up big time for the Eagles in this game, recording 10 saves throughout the game and keeping it close for the Eagles.
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