September 4, 2011

Field Hockey Defeated 6-0 By #14 Boston College

NEWTON, Mass. The No. 14-ranked Boston College Eagles proved to be too much for the Holy Cross field hockey team, allowing only one shot in the game as the Crusaders fell, 6-0, at the Boston College Field Hockey Complex. With the loss, the Crusaders drop to a record of 0-3 and Boston College improves to 4-1 overall.

The Eagles struck first at the 1:26 mark, scoring on the third shot taken off freshman goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.). The Holy Cross defense kept up with the Eagles' offensive pressure until the 19th minute as Boston College went up 2-0 after a penalty corner. One final Boston College goal was scored at 25:31 as the Crusaders were unable to take a shot in the first stanza. Matchett made five saves in the first 35 minutes as Boston College went into halftime ahead 3-0.

The fourth goal of the game came in the first minute of the second half as the Eagles moved in front 4-0. After Boston College went up 5-0, senior Rachael Miers (Langhorne, Pa.) took the team's only shot off a penalty corner. The Eagles were able to capitalize on one more penalty corner set-up as the final score of the game, dropping the Crusaders by the 6-0 tally.

Matchett recorded a season-high nine saves as the Eagles shot the ball 30 times in the contest. She goes to a record of 0-3 on the season. Boston College's starting goalie, Nicole Barry, earned her fourth win of the season, going to 4-1. Eagle senior Carla Tamer scored a team-high two goals two lead the Boston College offense.

Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 7 against the Siena Saints. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. on the Hart Turf Field in Worcester, Mass.