Sept. 23, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team fell to No. 22 Boston College, 3-2, on Sunday, September 23 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The Friars drop to 5-3 overall on the season, while Boston College improves to 5-5.
Boston College opened a 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals within a span of one minute and 10 seconds. The first came at 13:25 on a penalty corner. Chapin Duke was credited with the goal as she tipped in an initial shot taken by Emma Plasteras. Plasteras earned the assist on the play. The Eagles' second goal was scored by Virgynia Muma, who one-timed a crossing pass from Katlyn Soucy.
The Friars got within, 2-1, at 39:10 as sophomore Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) notched a goal off a penalty corner, assisted by sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.). Boston College regained its two-goal lead (3-1) at 54:41 as Jacqui Moorfield found the back of the cage off a hard shot from the top of the circle, unassisted.
Providence battled back again, to get within a goal (3-2) as junior Hillary Anderson (Barrington, R.I.) tipped in a goal at the right post off a long pass from sophomore Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany). The goal came at 62:38, but the rally fell short for the Friars.
Boston College held a 16-5 advantage in shots on the day, including a 12-2 edge in the second half. The Friars, however, found the back of the cage on each of their second-half opportunities. The Eagles held a 10-3 advantage in penalty corners.
The Friars return to action on Friday, October 28 against No. 5 Connecticut in BIG EAST Conference regular-season play. The game will be played in Storrs, Conn. and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.
- GO FRIARS! -