Fifth-seed Virginia Eliminates No. 4 Seed Boston College In 2-1 Victory
Nov. 2, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Virginia's Kaars Sijpesteijn scored a pair of goals Thursday afternoon, leading the fifth-seeded Cavaliers to a 2-1 victory over No. 4 seed Boston College in the opening game of the 2006 ACC Field Hockey Tournament at the Francis E. Henry Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
UVa took a 1-0 lead after Boston College's Lauren Parks committed an intentional foul on a sure goal at 22:35, awarding a penalty stroke to the Cavaliers. UVa's Kaars Sijpesteijn converted the penalty into a goal with a shot sailing over the right shoulder of Eagle netminder Julia Berkowitz.
The Eagles had an opportunity to tie the game with less than six minutes in the first half. Freshman Chelsey Feole took a hard shot at the top of the circle, but UVa goalkeeper Katherine Blair came through with a big save.
Both teams continued their battle in the second half. Kaars Sijpesteijn netted her second goal of the game on a penalty corner at the 44th minute to put the Cavs ahead 2-0. Biffy Cornelison and Abby Taylor earned the assist.
Boston College then immediately answered on the next possession, as Feole notched the Eagles' lone goal of the game on an assist by Parks.
UVa's Katherine Blair faced nine shots and made a pair of saves to earn the win, while Eagle netminder Julia Berkowitz faced a total of 14 shots and made four stops.
The win moves Virginia to the semifinals on Friday, November 3, where it will face No. 1 and top-seeded Maryland at 4 p.m. Boston College falls to 14-6 on the season.
A web cast replay of this match is available online through ACC Select at www.TheACC.com.