Oct. 3, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. -
The Providence College field hockey team defeated 10th-ranked Boston College, 3-0, on Wednesday, October 3 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. For the Friars, it marks the first win of the season vs. a ranked opponent, and the first victory over BC since 1999. Providence improves to 8-4 overall, while Boston College drops to 8-4.
Sophomore Nellie Poulin (Oakland, Maine) gave the Friars a 1-0 lead 14:53 into the game as she received a pass from junior Ali Kornfeld (Kingston, Pa.) on a breakaway. The score remained 1-0 into halftime.
In the second half, senior Michalagh Stoddard (Norwood, Mass.) connected on a direct shot during a Providence penalty corner at the 41:12 mark. Junior Meghan Holden (Worcester, Mass.) and junior Jessica Lane (South Windsor, Conn.) were credited with assists. Just minutes later, at the 45:31 mark, Holden recorded an unassisted goal to finish the scoring and give the Friars a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore Rachel Chamberlain (Branford, Conn.) made four saves for Providence in the victory. It marked her third shut-out victory of the season; and fifth of the year overall for the Friars. Julia Berkowitz also collected four saves for Boston College.
The two teams each took 11 shots, but the Friars put seven of their 11 shots on goal, compared to four shots on goal for Boston College. The teams also were even on penalty corners with eight apiece. Seven of the Friars' eight penalty corners came in the second half.
The Friars return to action on Saturday, October 6 against 5th-ranked Iowa. The game will be played in Evanston, Ill. on the campus of Northwestern University, and is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. (ET).