Field Hockey Defeated By #23 Boston University
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross field hockey team was defeated by #23 Boston University on Friday night by a score of 8-1. The Terriers added two quick goals in the 7th and 12th minutes of play, as Kara Enoch and Miya Denison both found the back of the net. Holy Cross answered in the 19th minute off a corner attempt, as senior Rachel Lapar scored with a shot from high in the circle. BU added three more goals before halftime to make it a 5-1 game in their favor. Grace Boston scored in the 25th minute off a penalty corner, while Ally Hammel scored twice with a goal off a penalty corner setup and again with a penalty stroke.
In the second half, the Terriers maintained pressure and added three more goals to their total. Denison scored again in the 48th minute with an unassisted tally, while Ailsa Connolly found the back of the net in the 64th minute with a deflection off a penalty corner. Kali Shumock scored the final goal of the game 69th minute, as she tapped in a loose ball on the goal line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Terriers outshot Holy Cross 31-7.
- Sophomore Marcia LaPlante made 16 saves for the Crusaders.
- Millie Baker earned the win in goal for BU, stopping one shot in the first half.
THE TURNPIKE TROPHY
- Friday night’s game was a part of the 2017-2018 Turnpike Trophy rivalry series between Holy Cross and Boston University.
- The series awards points for all head-to-head victories in both the regular season and postseason, with the Turnpike Trophy going to the school which accumulates the most points at the end of the academic year.
- Shumock of Boston University was named the MVP of Friday night's game.
- The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, Oct. 15 as they travel to Brown for a 1:00 p.m. game.