No. 10 Boston College field hockey earned a program-record four ACC wins with a 1-0 win over No. 4 Duke. The Eagles improve to 4-2 in the ACC and 11-6 overall as they head into the ACC Tournament.
BC’s Fusine Govaert scored the only goal of the game in the fourth quarter. On a penalty corner, Margo Carlin passed the ball to Darcy Clement, who stopped the ball and set up Goveart for the shot just at the top of the box. Goveart’s shot bounced off of a Duke defender and into the back-center of the goal.
Govaert now has seven goals on the season, four of which have been game-winners. Carlin registered her 39th point of the season with the assist, which is the eighth-most points earned in a single season in program history.
Early in the game, the Eagles struggled to find offensive opportunities. BC only attempted one shot in the first half, while Duke had three attempts.
In the third quarter, the Eagles ramped up their offensive intensity as they outshot the Blue Devils 9-0. On the day, BC had an 11-5 shooting advantage over Duke. The Eagles also had five shots on goal compared to the Blue Devils’ three.
Duke managed to find a few good opportunities in the first half. However, BC goalie Sarah Dwyer and the Eagles’ defense had a strong showing. Dwyer had three saves on the day and played all 60 minutes. With this win, she improves to 7-2 on the season and earns her sixth shutout of the season, which is tied for fifth across the nation.
BC’s win over Duke secures them the No. 2 seed in the ACC tournament. BC will play No. 7 Wake Forest for their first ACC tournament game on Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at home.