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Field Hockey Goes 2-0

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Two strong wins over Providence and Quinnipiac start the season for the Eagles.

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The #13 ranked field hockey team started their season strong over the weekend with wins over Providence and Quinnipiac.

The team kicked off the season with a New England clash against Providence and it started with a bang. Within two minutes of the game starting, the team earned a penalty corner. Emily McCoy set up Eryn McCoy for an easy shot to score the first goal of the 2015 season. Boston College dominated possession from that point on and earned another corner with 16 minutes left in the half. Leah Frome put the ball in the net off a rebound to give BC a 2-0 lead. With 10 minutes remaining in the half, Providence got a shot off a corner, but BC was able to block the shot to preserve their 2-0 lead. At the half, BC had outshot Providence 13-1 and the trend continued into the second half. Ymke Rose Gote scored her first goal of her BC career 6 minutes into the second half. Boston College missed a huge chance late in the second half, when the team earned a penalty stroke that was saved by Providence's goalie. The 3-0 scoreline held and the Eagles earned their first win of the 2015 season. Not only was it the first win of the season, but also the first win of Coach Doton's career.

Sunday's game against Quinnipiac was an emotional game for the team, as it was the annual MS Game to honor an alum battling the disease. The game started with plenty of chances for the Eagles, but the team struggled to get the ball past Quinnipiac's goalie. Then, in the 21st minute, Elizabeth Dennehy got a rebound and took a shot to give the team a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, freshman Lucy Lytle scored her first goal of the season to make it a 2-0 lead. At the half, BC lead Quinnipiac in shots 10 to 5, but Leah Settipane had already made 3 saves. The second half opened with Emily McCoy setting up Kelcie Hromisin to score their third goal of the game. Quinnipiac earned a dangerous corner later but was unable to convert, and BC won the game 4-0 after a late goal from captain AshLeigh Sebia.

Two games into the season and the team has two shutouts. Boston College had an ideal start to the season and great preparation for this upcoming weekend when they travel to Pennsylvania to face #3 Maryland.

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