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Field Hockey Takes Down BU, loses to #1 UCONN

Any win over BU is a great win.

Friday vs. #19 Boston U

Boston College pulled off an overtime victory over Boston University thanks to junior Emily McCoy and her two goals. The game started out rough for the Eagles, with Boston getting an early goal in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Just 10 minutes later, the Eagles earned a penalty corner and McCoy was able to get the ball in the net to tie up the game. Both teams had several good chances in the second half and BC had 15 shots in regulation, but the half ended with the game still 1-1 and went into overtime. Early in overtime, freshman Ymke Rose Gote found an open McCoy, who scored with a quick shot to give the Eagles the overtime victory. BC has now won five consecutive games against the Terriers, and McCoy already has 9 points this season.

Sunday at #1 UCONN

UCONN has a rich history in field hockey that includes a lot of winning and four national championships. Two of those have come in the last two years, as the Huskies have won the last two national championships and are currently ranked #1. BC had already knocked off Maryland, so could they take down UCONN? The game started out rough, as UCONN's Anna Middendorf scored 10 minutes into the game to give the Huskies the lead. The first half ended with UCONN leading the game 1-0 and outshooting the Eagles 4-0. Early in the second half, BC tied up the game when Romee Steikema set up Kelcie Hromisin for a quick goal. Not too long after, UCONN earned a penalty corner and was able to convert the chance and take a 2-1 lead. BC was unable to make the most of their chances, and the game ended with a UCONN win. Despite the loss, the Eagles played strong against the nation's top team and Leah Settipane recorded a season high seven saves in the game.

With the two results, BC is now 4-2 on the season with both loses coming to top 10 teams. Next up for the Eagles will be a tough test on Friday against Syracuse. Let's hope for #OrangeEagle points.