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Field Hockey Earns First Ever Win Over #3 Maryland



The #13 Eagles earned an electrifying win over #3 Maryland over the weekend. The game was a tight affair, with the teams entering overtime tied 2-2. The win was their first ever over Maryland, and was their fifth win over a top five team in the last three years.

Maryland began the game with a stunning goal just two minutes into the game. The Terrapins opened up their season last weekend with 10 goals, and looked to continue on with this trend. This scoreline held until early in the second half, with Romée Stiekema buried a shot to tie up the game at one apiece. Just four minutes later, senior AshLeigh Sebia scored to put the Eagles up 2-1.

Boston College's momentum ended there with a storm delaying the game. For about two hours, the teams had to sit and wait with the score remaining 2-1 deep in the second half. When play resumed the game quickly heated up, and with just under five minutes to play Maryland converted a chance into the game tying goal. With the score tied, the game went into a tense overtime where one shot could make all the difference. That chance came early for the Eagles, as with only six minutes into the overtime, Sebia scored her second goal of the game during a wild flurry to win the game in dramatic fashion. The win was the Eagles first ever win over powerhouse Maryland, and gave the team a 3-0 start to the season.

Sunday vs. Northwestern

Just two days later the Eagles took the field again in Lancaster, PA to face top 10 team Northwestern. The matchup was part of the Big 10/ACC challenge, just like the matchup against Maryland. The game started in the Wildcats favor, as Northwestern was able to put two shots behind senior goalkeeper Leah Settipane in the first half. The Eagles trailed 2-0 for most of the second half before junior Emily McCoy scored on a penalty corner. BC pushed strong to find an equalizer, but Northwestern kept possession of the ball for much of the last minute and scored a third goal with just seconds remaining. The heartbreaking loss dropped Boston College to 3-1 on the season.

Looking at the schedule, fans would have hoped to have that record at this point but with a hopeful upset of Northwestern and a good showing against Maryland. With the big win on Friday, BC should expect to rise in the rankings on Tuesday, but Sunday's loss will most likely keep them out of the top 10.

The game winning goal to watch over and over