The Boston College women's field hockey team finished off a successful week with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon in Newton. The Eagles played three games in six days and won each contest. They defeated New Hampshire on Sunday, Virginia on Friday, and Northeastern on Tuesday.
The Eagles started off the week Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over crosstown rival Northeastern. Sophomore Fusine Govaert put BC on the board early in the game with her fourth goal of the season. With the goal, Govaert pulled into a tie for the team lead in scoring on the year.
Northeastern tied the game near the end of the first half, but the Eagles pulled ahead for good on a goal from Cassidy Atchison, her second of the year. After taking the lead, BC’s staunch defense was able to fend off Northeastern’s attacks and secure a 2-1 victory.
The Eagles then returned home to face Virginia on Friday. The contest was scoreless until BC sophomore Elizabeth Warner finally broke open the scoring with a goal at the 59th minute mark in the second half. Brooke Matherson later sealed the game for the Eagles with an empty-net goal. The goal pulled Matherson into a tie as well with Govaert for the team lead in goals on the season.
BC goalkeeper Sarah Dwyer was able to keep the Cavaliers off the board for the entire game. The 2-0 shutout gave the Eagles their second ACC victory of the year. They now sit at 2-1 in conference play on the season.
Having already secured two victories during the week, the Eagles played their final game of the stretch at home against New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon. The BC offense rode the momentum they had built over the week and exploded for six goals. The defense also remained strong, shutting out the Wildcats 6-0.
Senior captain Frederique Haverhals catapulted the scoring with a goal in the first half. Her score was quickly followed by goals from Maddy Dorn and Elizabeth Warner. On the whole, the Eagles dominated, taking 25 shots to New Hampshire’s four. BC also tallied 13 shots on goal, while New Hampshire recorded just two.
In the second half, the Eagles tacked on three more goals and rode an offensive barrage to an easy victory. With the win, they now sit at 6-3 for the year.
BC’s next game is not until next Sunday, when they'll hit the road to take on Fairfield University. They will look to use this open week to prepare for an important stretch of games coming up. The Eagles seem to be building momentum at the right time—but their next three games, all on the road, will be a true test.
Following their away matchups, the Eagles will return to Chestnut Hill on Friday October 12 to play North Carolina.
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