In its first game of the season, Boston College field hockey struggled to generate offense against Louisville, falling 2-1 on the road.
Fusine Govaert scored in the waning minutes of the first half and that was enough for the Eagles as they slipped by the host Cavaliers, 1-0, behind a three-save shutout from Sarah Dwyer.
The Hawks scored in the final minute of the second, third, and fourth quarter, allowing it to sneak by the Eagles, 5-4, despite Margo Carlin’s two goals.
In a span of five minutes in the third quarter, the Cardinals erased an early 1-0 deficit, scoring three of the game’s next four goals and coming away with the come-from-behind win.
Margo Carlin recorded her team-leading seventh goal of the season, Brigid Wood opened the scoring, and the Eagles’ defense recorded its first shutout of the season as BC beat Wake Forest, 2-0, to open ACC play.
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Needing to make a run in the conference tournament for a remote shot at the NCAAs, BC instead dropped its quarterfinal matchup with Virginia by a narrow one-goal margin despite outshooting the Cavaliers.
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.