Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, October 21
Oct. 21, 2007
DURHAM, N.H. - No. 12 Boston College shut out New Hampshire in the second half to tally a 5-2 victory. The 12-5 Eagles have won their last four games. Junior forward Bob Dirks's three points placed her at the top of the BC record books. Her 102 points ranks first all-time and her 42 career goals ties Kim French (1999-2003) and Andrea Durko (1994-97) for the top spot. The Wildcats drop to 9-9 overall.
The Eagles notched the first goal of the game in the sixth minute of play. Sophomore forward Chelsey Feole netted her tenth goal of the season on a pass from Dirks. Dirks's ninth assist of the season brought her career points total to 100, tying BC's all-time record set by Joy Ramsbotham (1995-98).
BC increased its lead at the 19:55 mark on a goal by senior forward Caitlyn Young. Young took the shot from the deep left side of the circle and her fourth goal of the season sailed inside the far post. Young has scored three goals in the Eagles' last four games.
NEWARK, Del. - The 10th-ranked Duke field hockey team won its fourth straight game on Sunday as the Blue Devils posted a 5-2 win over Penn at the University of Delaware's Rullo Stadium.
Sophomore Amie Survilla netted her ninth goal of the season to get the Blue Devils rolling, as she knocked in a rebound off her own shot seven minutes into the contest to put Duke on top, 1-0.
At the 29:55 mark, junior Laura Suchoski connected for her sixth tally of the year when she slammed home a shot just inside the circle to increase the Blue Devils' advantage to 2-0, a lead they would take into the halftime break.
Senior goalie Caitlin Williams notched three saves for the Blue Devils in the first half, while Quaker keeper Alanna Butera was credited with five stops. Duke out-shot Penn, 16-6, for the initial stanza and the Blue Devils earned five penalty corner opportunites to the Quakers' one.