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Field Hockey Drops #OrangeEagle Points; Defeats Northeastern

BC suffers heartbreak against Syracuse after holding a 2-0 lead.

Saturday vs. #2 Syracuse

A Friday afternoon home game against #2 Syracuse turned into heartbreak for the Eagles. Coming off a dramatic win over Maryland earlier in the season, BC was hoping to knock off another top 5 team. The Eagles took a quick lead thanks to superstar junior Emily McCoy, who leads the team with 11 points this season. Her fourth goal of the season came off a penalty corner in the first half. Just 12 minutes later, freshman Lucy Lytle scored a quick goal after being set up by junior Leah Frome. The goal was Lytle's second of her BC career and it gave Boston College a 2-0 lead over the #2 team in the country.

Syracuse would not stay down for long however, as a penalty left BC down a player 34 minutes in. The Orange capitalized on this and were able to score a goal to cut the BC lead in half shortly before half time. Syracuse continued putting pressure on BC in the second half, and Alma Fenne was able to get a shot in the net after it deflected off BC's Leah Settipane. The score remained 2-2 and the two teams were at a deadlock for much of the second half. It appeared that the game was going to go into overtime, but in the last minute of the game, Syracuse's Emma Lamison got around the defense and scored the game winning goal. With little time remaining on the clock, BC had no chance to equalize and the game ended with a heartbreaking loss for Boston College.

Sunday vs. Northeastern

While the pain of Saturday's loss stung the Eagles, they had a chance to rebound against the Northeastern Huskies on Sunday. Just like on Saturday, BC started the game with a 2-0 lead early on and were able to capitalize on their chances. Boston College piled on the goals, and won the match 6-1. The team kept their energy high throughout the game and often overmatched the Huskies. Goals came from freshmen Elizabeth Dennehy and Lucy Lytle, sophomore Alesandra Miller, and seniors Kelcie Hromisin and AshLeigh Sebia. Miller scored the first two goals of the game that was an entire team effort.

Next up for the Eagles is a crucial road game in Chapel Hill against UNC. The Tar Heels are 7-1 with wins over Michigan and Louisville. The game starts at 4 pm on Friday.