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Field Hockey Suffers Loss to Fairfield in Home-Opener

Boston College field hockey lost 3-2 in overtime to Fairfield on Sunday, Sept. 1 in their home-opener. Despite the loss, the Eagles have had a strong showing in their first two games on the season.

Phenom midfielder/forward Fusine Govaert started off the scoring for the Eagles at 11:31 on an assist from Sky Caron. Govaert led the team with 12 shots in the game, while Caron followed close behind with seven of her own.

About 30 minutes later, Margo Carlin scored on a semi-breakaway from the right corner to put the Eagles up 2-0. The freshman has now scored in both of the Eagles’ games thus far, notching her first goal in the maroon and gold in Friday’s contest at Providence.

While the Eagles seemed to have control throughout most of the game, Fairfield did not go down without a fight. The Stags scored two goals within two minutes of each other, tying the game at two apiece with 11 minutes left to play. At 1:31 into overtime, Fairfield snagged the win off a penalty corner, ending the game 3-2.

Although BC took the loss, they outshot the Stags 35-12. As for shots on goal, the Eagles also outshot Fairfield 17-7. The score may not reflect the outcome the Eagles wanted, but their aggressive play showed through the stats sheet, expressing that they are a force to be reckoned with this season. 

The Eagles will take on Maryland at home on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

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