College field hockey: Boston College edges past Harvard in shootout victory
NEWTON, Mass. — The eighth-ranked Boston College field hockey earned a 2-1, shootout victory over No. 13 Harvard on Sunday afternoon at Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex. The two teams battled for nearly 80 minutes in a 1-1 game, sending it to shootout where sophomore goalie Sarah Dwyer saved four of the five shots in the shootout to give the Eagles (9-5) the win.
BC struck first as junior Carly Kauffman scored on a corner in the 18th minute. The Crimson (9-3) answered on a corner of its own less than five minutes later. The Eagles played down a player for the final minute of regulation and the first four minutes of overtime as junior Alyssa Olenick was issued a yellow card.
"The heart and determination from this team today was tremendous," BC coach Kelly Doton said after the game. "It was an exhausting game for them and they really fought extremely hard all the way through the shootout. Harvard is a great team. We needed that win."
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Dwyer was excellent, making eight saves in the game, including three on Harvard corners in the second half, one on a penalty stroke and two in the overtime periods. Freshmen Caroline McGovern and Jaime Natale scored during the shootout to help lift the Eagles to victory.
BC has bounced back from every loss, winning the following game for a perfect 5-0 on the season. The Eagles are 4-2 in all extra-times this season, including going 1-1 in shootouts.
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