The Boston College field hockey team started out the 2020 season with a loss, dropping the first game of the season to Louisville by a score of 2-1. Last season BC also lost to Louisville by 1 during the regular season, but went on to earn an upset win over the Cardinals in the NCAA Tournament.
Louisville took started off the scoring in today’s game with a goal off a penalty corner 12 minutes into the match. Senior Elizabeth Warner tied things up midway through the second quarter, and the teams went into halftime knotted at 1. Unfortunately, Louisville managed to convert on another penalty in the third quarter, with the goal actually bouncing in off a BC player’s stick to give the Cardinals the lead and ultimately the victory.
BC’s defense didn’t have their greatest game today, but junior goaltender Jonna Kennedy excelled, making 9 saves. Meanwhile, BC had only 4 shots on goal but still managed to convert on one. The Eagles didn’t play a perfect game and there are certainly improvements to be made, but despite the loss this looks like it should be another strong team that can compete with the best.