Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, September 30
Sept. 30, 2007
Wake Forest 2, Michigan State 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Michelle Kasold scored late in the first half and Chelsea Cipriani added an insurance goal as regulation ended to push the fourth-ranked Wake Forest field hockey team past fifth-ranked Michigan State, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon in Kentner Stadium rebounding from a tough 5-0 loss to North Carolina just one day earlier.
Freshman goalkeeper Alex Mann recorded her first career shutout and totaled seven saves, including two one-on-one challenges with a hungry Michigan State Becky Manning.
The Demon Deacons improved to 6-4 on the season and handed the Spartans its third loss of the season as they dropped to 10-3 overall.
NEWTON, Mass. - No. 10 Boston College defeated Maine, 5-0, on Senior Day, Sunday, Sept. 30. The team improved to 8-3, 5-2 on the Newton Campus Turf Field.
The Eagles and Black Bears battled for the first six minutes of the game, playing the ball mostly in the middle of the field. Junior forward Bob Dirks knocked in the first shot of the game to give BC a 1-0 lead on a high blast to the left corner of the net.
Ten minutes later, sophomore forward Caitlyn Buckanavage notched the Eagles' second goal off a dish from Dirks. The play started on a long hit, and as Dirks passed the ball into the circle for Buckanavage, Maine goalkeeper Maygan Cassarino came out of the cage. Buckanavage slipped the ball by Cassarino for her third goal of the season.
Boston College kept Maine shotless in the first half, while recording seven shots of their own.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Behind a two-goal performance by junior Marian Dickinson and a season-high 11 saves by senior goalie Caitlin Williams, the 15th-ranked Duke field hockey team defeated 14th-ranked Boston University, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Boston College's Newton Campus Turf Field.
Senior Shayna McGeehan found the net 19 minutes into the contest, as she redirected a pass from sophomore Lauren Miller past Terrier keeper Kim Kastuk to put the Blue Devils on top, 1-0. The goal was McGeehan's third of the season.
At the 27:16 mark, Hayley Hamada got BU on the board and tied the score at 1-1 as she slipped a shot past Williams for her sixth tally of the season.
Duke received a penalty corner at 31:33 and while sophomore Amie Survilla's shot attempt was saved by Kastuk, Dickinson slammed home the rebound to put the Blue Devils ahead 2-1, an advantage they would carry into the halftime break. The goal was Dickinson's fifth of the year.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Second-ranked Maryland field hockey fought past regional-foe Temple, 3-1, at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Sunday afternoon in the Terps' third game of the week. The Terps' record improved to 12-0, tying the program record for the best start to a season set during last year's championship season. The loss brought Temple's five-game winning streak to an end as the Owls fell to 9-4.
Scoreless until the 21st minute of play, sophomore Alexis Pappas (Mount Joy, Pa.) put the Terps on the board with an unassisted goal off a rebound for her first tally of the season. Junior Susie Rowe (London, England) followed eight minutes later with her 10th goal of the season, assisted by sophomore Ameliet Rischen (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
In the 31st minute of play, Temple's Kasey Ruth and Alli Lokey charged Terrapin goalie Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) in a 2-on-1 situation. Lokey dribbled straight on towards the goal, dishing the pass to Ruth who knocked the ball into the right corner of the goal to cut Maryland's lead to 2-1.