NEWTON, Mass. – The No. 9 Virginia field hockey team (3-3, 0-1 ACC) suffered a 2-1 loss at No. 21 Boston College (3-4, 1-0 ACC) on Friday (Sept. 16) at Field Hockey Field in Newton, Mass.
Virginia limited the Eagles to one shot in the second half, but could not overcome a 2-0 deficit.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Boston College got on the scoreboard midway through the first quarter, converting a penalty corner. The Eagles held that same 1-0 edge at halftime, adding their second goal on a shot 41 seconds into the second half.
Virginia’s defense kept the Eagles from taking another shot in the game.
Sophomore Noa Boterman cut the deficit in half by scoring on a penalty corner with two seconds remaining in the third quarter. Virginia added an extra attacker by pulling the goalie for the final four minutes of the game, but BC held on for the victory.
Freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn made her collegiate debut, subbing into the game a minute into the second half.
- Virginia held an 8-7 edge in shots and 6-2 advantage in penalty corners
- Noa Boterman’s goal was her third of the year
- Meghen Hengerer and Lindsay Dickinson were credited with assists
- Starting goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy made three saves
- Jet Trimborn did not face a shot during her time in the net
FROM HEAD COACH MICHELE MADISON
“The team was ready. They practiced well, and they started well. We had two early opportunities to put the ball in, but we didn’t convert. Unfortunately, we spent the rest of the game chasing the game. At the end of the third quarter, we converted on a corner which gave the team some energy and confidence. In the fourth quarter, they took the game to BC and created some shots but were unable to finish. We let this one get away.”
ON THE HORIZON
- The Cavaliers return home to host No. 13 Saint Joseph’s on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. That match will be televised on the ACC Network