Saturday, October 29, 2016

Women's Field Hockey: Boston U. 2 American 1

Junior Haley Bowcutt (#11) scored AU's only goal

From our friends at AU Athletics...

Terriers Edge Eagles on Late Goal

Haley Bowcutt scored the lone goal for American University, but No. 14 Boston University defeated the 20th-ranked Eagles, 2-1, in a field hockey match between Patriot League leaders on Saturday.

The win brought the Terriers into a first-place tie with AU in the league standings, with each team at 5-1. Boston Univ. will win the head-to-head tiebreaker after Saturday's victory and earned the right to host next week's four-team PL Tournament.

American fell to 11-6 overall on the season, while the Terriers climbed to 12-5.

Junior midfielder Anne Waverly Spencer (#5)

Semifinals will be on Friday afternoon, with the championship game to be played Sunday.

Junior fullback Leah DiGiandomenico (#1)

Senior forward Sara Martineau scored the game-winner for BU with 3:48 left in the game. The marker came on a fast-break opportunity and converted an outlet pass from Amanda Cassera.

Senior fullback Natalie Konerth (#23)

Sophomore Kara Enoch put the Terriers ahead just 3:52 into the second half when she took advantage of traffic in front of the AU net and tipped in a pass from Cassera.

Soph fullback Lucy Whalley (#26)

Bowcutt earned her seventh goal of the season and tied the match with 15:20 remaining. Rafaela Rubas hit a ball from outside the circle that deflected off the BU goalkeeper and went to Bowcutt.

Soph midfielder Rafaela Rubas (#19)

AU had a 6-1 edge in shots in the first half and finished with a 9-5 margin. AU had all four penalty corners before halftime, with BU getting all three attempts in the second half.

Soph midfielder Megan Benson (#13)

Pairings for next week's Patriot League Tournament will be announced later this weekend.

Click here for today's box score.