Field Hockey ACCtion: Wednesday, October 17
Oct. 17, 2007
NEWTON, Mass. - No. 12 Boston College notched win number 11 against Harvard on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Newton Campus Turf Field. The 3-2 victory gives the Eagles an 11-5 record, 10-2 in non-conference play. The Crimson drop to 7-6 on the season.
The teams battled for the first 20 minutes of play, but the Eagles were the first to get on the board. Junior midfielder Katie Quaglia notched her second goal of the season on an unassisted shot from the top of the circle 21:13 into the game.
The Crimson evened the score nine minutes later on a two-on-one breakaway. Freshman back Maggie McVeigh passed to junior forward Kayla Romanelli, who was all alone in the circle. Romanelli pulled the ball to her right and fired a shot into the left corner of the goal.
At the end of the first half, with the tie scored 1-1, shots were also almost even. BC had a slight edge of 4-3. Each team took two penalty corners and Harvard junior goalie Kylie Stone recorded one save.
FARMVILLE, Va. - The Virginia field hockey team overcame a slow start to defeat Longwood 3-1 tonight in Farmville. Haley Carpenter came off the bench to notch her first collegiate tally to get things started, and Abby Taylor added a goal and an assist on the final two goals of the game. No. 15/19 Virginia (9-7) outshot the Lancers 13-7 en route to the victory.
After an early flurry by the Lancers, the Cavaliers were buoyed as players came off the bench to make a significant impact on the game. After Traci Ragukas stole the ball along the right side of the pitch and gained the 25, she sent the ball over to Katherine Bounds, whose hit entered the circle and caromed over to Carpenter on the left. The first-year gained control of the ball and, falling to the pitch and getting her frock wet, shot a reverse stick strike to the opposite corner of the cage at 24:15 for the first goal of the game. Boyd Vicars came in and helped deny the Lancers a shot for the remainder of the half, and Virginia led 1-0 at the break.