On Friday afternoon, the 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team earned a 6-3 victory over fifth-ranked Syracuse and, more importantly, the first three points of this year's Orange Eagle (or Eagle Orange in alternating years, I guess) Trophy. The Eagles (6-1, 1-0 ACC) scored on all six shots they took to beat a previously undefeated Orange (6-1, 0-1 ACC) team.
Down 2-1 in the first half, BC scored three goals in a span of two-and-a-half minutes to pull ahead. BC's Chapin Duke paced the Eagles with two goals, while Virgynia Muma, Eryn McCoy, AshLeigh Sebia and Sarah Hospodar also got in on the scoring.
The victory marked the first for the Eagles over the Orange since 2009.
"I think our players set a very good standard for BC field hockey today," head coach Ainslee Lamb said after the win. "The point that I just made to them is that it's a repeatable standard and that is what I am most excited about. I thought they played a great game tonight. Our motto is '25 Strong' and there is no question that 25 athletes won this game today, but what is more exciting is that we have the potential to repeat that type of effort, energy and execution."
With one contest down, here are the current Orange Eagle standings:
The Eagles look to extend their lead in the Orange Eagle Trophy standings when the men's soccer team hosts the Orange on October 8 at Newton Campus Soccer Complex.
Go Eagles! Beat 'Cuse!