No. 9 Field Hockey Wins Third Straight, Beating Holy Cross, 7-2
Sept. 2, 2007
Newton, Mass.-- Ninth-ranked Boston College increased its win streak to three as it defeated Holy Cross, 7-2, at home on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Eagles' all-time series record against the Crusaders now stands at 20-1.
Sophomore forward Chelsey Feole started the scoring 5:23 into the game, as she netted a goal off the rebound of senior midfield Caitlyn Young's shot. It would be the first of many goals for Feole in the contest.
Freshman back Jenny Raftery continued the Eagles' scoring streak seven minutes later by taking a hard shot at the top left corner of the circle. The drive shot put the Eagles up 2-0 and gave Raftery her first career goal.
Feole's next score came about 19 minutes into the game, as she scored off one of the Eagles' nine corners. Senior back Brenna Leahy inserted the ball to freshman back Emily Kozniuk, whose stick stop lead to Feole's second goal of the game.
With four minutes to play until the end of the half, the Eagles notched one more, as sophomore forward Caitlyn Buckanavage recorded her first career goal. Raftery crossed the ball from the right side of the pitch and Buckanavage redirected it for the Eagles' fourth goal in a row.
The Crusaders responded quickly. Less than 30 seconds later, they capitalized off a corner, as senior Eli Skovron scored on an assist from senior Sara O'Coin.
The Eagles did not let up in the second half. Ten minutes after the break, junior forward Bob Dirks notched her first goal of the day off a penalty stroke. It would mark one of three strokes in the game for the Eagles, yet the only one they managed to convert.
A hard shot to the back of the net gave Feole her third and final goal of the day, with four and a half minutes to play in the contest.
Holy Cross added one more to their total right before the end of the game. Freshman Alanna Sikorski found the back of the net off a pass from O'Coin, who recorded her second assist.
Head Coach Ainslee Lamb was very pleased with the win and with the Eagles' level of play.
"This was a good team win," said Lamb. "Everyone who was eligible played and as my players noted, even with the number of subs and the amount of changing positions, the level of play stayed consistent throughout the game. That is a very good sign for our program: when there is depth from the first to the last player."
The Eagles will look to make it four wins in a row when they take on cross-town rivals Boston University on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:00 p.m. on the Terriers' turf.