The season has ended for the field hockey team in Storrs, Connecticut. After a dramatic 2-1 win over Albany in the round of 16, BC fell to defending champions UCONN in the quarterfinals. Boston College goalie Leah Settipane ended her BC career with a 10 save performance, but it was not enough to get the Eagles into the final four this season. Their season ends with a 13-9 record that saw the team's first ever ACC tournament win and the first NCAA tournament quarterfinals appearance since 1998. All seasons have to end, and unfortunately all teams but one in their season in defeat.
BC fought hard throughout the game but was overmatched by the Huskies. The Eagles were outshot 22-0 with Settipane making 10 saves and only allowing 1 goal. On top of that, 3 Eagles made defensive stops during the game, but UCONN still managed to get one behind the goalie. The goal came in the 27th minute when Sophie Bowden scored off a corner and the slim lead held for the rest of the game. Losing a game where you offensively never got a chance is a frustrating way to end a season, but BC was going up against history with UCONN seeking their third straight NCAA championship.
This BC team was lead by strong team play and a rock for a goalie. Unfortunately the team is losing 5 seniors who were crucial to the success of the team. All 5 seniors had amazing careers during their time at BC and will no doubt be able to look back fondly at their time playing in NCAA tournaments as well as the toughest field hockey conference.