No. 9 Field Hockey Drops Season-Opener, 2-1, to Stanford
Aug. 25, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Ninth-ranked Boston College took 17 shots on goal but came up short against Stanford in a 2-1 loss on Saturday, Aug. 25.
This is the first time the Eagles have lost to the Cardinals, making their all-time series record 4-1.
The Eagles got down early when Stanford's Jess Zutz scored on a dish from Caroline Hussey 6:44 into the game. The Eagles then had six penalty corners to try to even the score, but could not capitalize.
The Cardinals scored again on a corner 11 minutes into the second half, giving Zutz her second goal, assisted by Hillary Braun.
Sophomore forward Chelsey Feole tried to start a rally for the Eagles as she scored off her own rebound at the 60:32 mark. Feole had four shots on the day.
With 3:14 left in the game, the Eagles pulled junior goalie Julia Berkowitz to add an 11th field player and got a shot on goal with 15 seconds remaining in the game. Despite 13 second-half shots, they could not net a second goal before time expired, and they begin the season with a tally in the loss column.
"We played really well today," said Head Coach Ainslee Lamb. "We executed all the key things we had worked on in practice and although the players are disappointed, they are ready to get a win tomorrow."
Lamb noted the strong play of senior forward Crystal Frates, who had three shots on goal. Berkowitz had two saves.
"Stanford played with a lot of emotion and a lot of heart," said Lamb. "They definitely had the will to win. Their goalkeeper played well and the team did a great job defending our attacks."
BC hopes to even their record to 1-1 when they take on Pacific at Stanford on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2:00 p.m. PST.