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Field Hockey Secures Second Straight Shutout

Boston College field hockey hosted an offensive showcase against Quinnipiac University in a dominant 4-0 victory on Sunday at the Newton Field Hockey Complex.

BC’s goalkeeper, Sarah Dwyer, posted her second straight shutout on Sunday after holding No. 8 Virginia to zero goals in a major upset just two days prior.  She saved all seven shots she saw during the contest and helped edge the Eagles over .500 with a 6-5 record overall (2-1 ACC).

Fusine Govaert wasted no time for the Eagles after the opening whistle and scored within three minutes.  The goal was assisted by Margo Carlin from the corner. Govaert and Carlin finished the game with one goal and one assist each.

The following 35 minutes came and went scoreless, but the Eagles continued to dominate by maintaining possession of the ball and outshooting the Bobcats.  The scoring drought came to an end thanks to BC’s Nell Webber, who tipped in a shot just over seven minutes into the third quarter to put the Eagles up 2-0.  

Not even 30 seconds expired from the clock before Charlotte Von Huelsen tipped another shot in, making the score 3-0 midway through the third quarter.

The Eagles scored their final goal in the fourth quarter when Carlin broke out for a fast break, spun around on a dime and rocketed a backhanded shot into the top corner of the goal.

The Eagles outshot the Quinnipiac Bobcats 18-11, outshooting the Bobcats by at least double in three of the four quarters of the game. 

The victory was made possible because everyone stepped up and showed out against the Bobcats.  Six different Eagles tallied points on the day, further proving that BC has multiple offensive weapons this year.

This win gives the Eagles an even home record of 3-3.

The Eagles’ next matchup is against Harvard on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.  The contest is a non-conference game but still looks to be a tough matchup as Harvard is 7-2 and currently on a six-game win streak.  Hopefully, the Eagles can continue to lock down on defense and produce on offense to keep the momentum they have built over the past two games.

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