This time last season, Boston College field hockey suffered a heartbreaker, falling in double overtime to Northwestern in the annual B1G/ACC Cup. This year, the No. 13 Eagles hoped to leave Evanstown, Ill., having defeated the No. 15 Wildcats, who sat within striking distance of BC in the national rankings. With the ACC being far…
It’s been a banner week for Boston College sports, with every fall team getting its season underway and a bulk of them going undefeated in the early going.
It’s not a stretch to say that, since the turn of the century, Boston College field hockey has dominated Providence. In 18 meetings since then, the Eagles had gone 16-2 and hadn’t lost to the Friars since the 2008 season. In the 2019 season opener for both teams, BC ensured that the lopsided nature of…
The Eagles outshot the Terriers 10-5 and won more penalty corner opportunities than their local rival, but it was Eva van de Mierop who provided the winning moment, scoring the only goal of the game off a penalty corner six minutes into the second half.
The Eagles won eight penalty corners to Harvard’s two, but couldn’t find the back of the net on any of them, while Harvard scored the only goal of a game on a penalty corner with no time remaining in the first half.
Lucy Lytle found the back of the cage 25 seconds in, and BC never looked back, bouncing back from Friday night’s loss to UNC with a five-goal victory against the visiting Minutewomen.
Frederique Haverhals got the Eagles’ comeback started 14 minutes into the second half, then added two more goals, including the game winner, to fuel an improbable and memorable win for BC.
Sarah Dwyer recorded her third-straight shutout, and the Eagles rode a pair of Brooke Matherson goals to a decisive victory at Fairfield, the team’s fourth win in a row.