Boston College field hockey continued their offensive dominance with a 6-2 victory over Northeastern on Sunday afternoon at home. With five different goal scorers, the Eagles displayed their ability to spread the ball around and work together as a unit. In their last two games, BC has scored a combined 11 goals, putting the momentum back in their corner after a three-game losing streak.
BC tallied three goals in the first half, exhibiting their aggression on offense. Fusine Govaert took offensive control in the first period for the Eagles with a goal at 6:37 off a rebound from Brigid Wood, putting BC up 1-0.
A mere three minutes later, Wood notched an assist as Sky Caron found the back of the net off of Wood’s corner to give BC a 2-0 lead. In the second period, Nell Webber boosted the Eagles’ lead to 3-0 with a goal of her own, assisted by Charlotte Von Huelsen.
The Eagles kept up their offensive game in the second half, with Margo Carlin scoring at 9:53 in the third period. A little over a minute later, Jonna Kennedy would give up her only goal in net as the score moved to 4-1. Freshman Von Huelsen snagged the momentum right back from the Huskies as she nailed a reverse shot into the upper corner off an assist from Nell Webber to put BC up 5-1. The goal would be the first of Von Huelsen’s career in the maroon and gold.
Although Northeastern scored again in the fourth period, Caron snagged her second goal of the game on a penalty to put the final score at 6-2. This was Caron’s first multi-goal game of the season, as her and Carlin led the team with four shots apiece.
Overall, the Eagles had 22 shots to NU’s nine. As for shots on goal, BC outshot the Huskies 16-4, flashing their offensive prowess throughout the game. The Eagles were able to keep the ball on NU’s side, forcing the NU goalie to make 10 saves, while BC only required two.
BC will face ACC opponent Wake Forest on Friday in Winston-Salem at 6 p.m.