No. 6 Boston College 4, No. 1 Connecticut 3
STORRS, Conn. -- Three different Huskies scored and junior forward Anne Jeute dished-out two assists but it was not enough as No. 3 Connecticut dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 9 Boston College in overtime on Sunday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn.
With the loss, UConn’s regular-season winning streak at home ends at 19 games and the Huskies slip to 10-1 on the season. The Eagles improve to 10-2.
The Huskies last regular-season loss at home came on September 18, 2011, coincidentally, to No. 8 Boston College. UConn downed BC last season 5-1 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Junior BC midfielder Emma Plasteras scored three goals in this one, including the game-winner with 4:55 remaining in the first overtime period. Ashleigh Sebia controlled a loose ball in the circle and dished to Plasteras who struck a shot by Sarah Mansfield and inside the post to clinch the BC upset.
The scoring was fast and furious early as the two squads combined for six goals in the game’s first 45:29.
UConn sophomore midfielder Sophie Bowden got UConn on the board at the 23:56 mark and knotted the score up after the Eagles had scored an early goal. Jeute dribbled into the circle and found Bowden who nailed a shot inside the far post and past Leah Settipane.
Plasteras answered with her first of three goals at the 31:21 mark but the Huskies came right back and tied the score at 2-2 with Marie Elena Bolles’ sixth goal of the season.
With time winding down in the first half, Jeute once again created a scoring change and struck a shot that was saved by Settipane. However, the rebound was collected by Bolles who flicked it into Settipane’s pad again before controlling another rebound and finding the back of the net with her second attempt.
No. 3 North Carolina 4, California 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Third-ranked North Carolina scored twice in each half and played shutout defense to top visiting California 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in field hockey at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
The Tar Heels snapped a two-game losing streak, which included an overtime loss to No. 1 Maryland on Saturday, and improved to 9-2 on the season with the win. The Bears fell to 4-6.
Sophomore Nina Notman scored the gamewinner on a penalty corner in the fourth minute of play, assisted by graduate student Janne Grove and sophomore Emily Wold. The Tar Heels went up 2-0 just before halftime on another penalty corner. After Cal goalkeeper Courtney Hendrickson saved the initial Tar Heel shot, junior Loren Shealy grabbed the rebound and put it back for her fifth goal of the season.
In the second half, Carolina once again capitalized on a corner, with junior Samantha Travers scoring the goal, assisted by Shealy and Wold. The final goal of the game came from freshman Lauren Moyer, who took a pass from Wold to the right of the cage and sent a shot just inside the left post.
No. 5 Virginia 2, Albany 1
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Fourth-ranked Virginia closed out its New York roadtrip with a 2-1 victory against No. 12 Albany.
With the victory, Virginia improved to 13-2. Albany fell to 10-2. Freshman Riley Tata scored her ninth goal of the season, tapping in a long pass from senior Chloe Pendlebury 19 minutes into the first half. The Cavaliers had a chance to extend the lead going into halftime after earning a penalty corner with 20 seconds left in the period. Junior Kelsey LeBlanc knocked in a loose ball that had deflected off the goalie's pads after an initial shot by senior Carissa Vittese to give the Cavaliers the two-goal edge.
Albany, who outshot Virginia 8-3 in the second half, cut the lead to one, scoring on a short corner with 18 minutes left in the game.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone logged five saves. Senior Elly Buckley added to her ACC-leading defensive save tally, stopping an Albany shot in the first half for her fourth of the season.
No. 8 Syracuse 8, Monmouth 1
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Karlee Farr scored three goals and Sarah Kerly added two to lead No. 5 Syracuse (10-1) to a 8-1 victory vs. Monmouth (3-7) on Sunday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The season-high offensive output extended the Orange's home winning streak to 41-consecutive games, dating back to 2009.
In a game that Syracuse dominated throughout, outshooting the Hawks 32-5 the hat trick for the freshman Farr came one day after Leonie Geyer recorded one in the Orange's 4-1 win vs. No. 4 Virginia, giving SU three three-goal games by three different players. Lauren Brooks had a hat trick vs. Kent State on Sept. 8.
Sophomore Jess Jecko made two saves in 51:54 in goal for the Orange before being relieved by freshman Rebecca Congel for the final 18:06. Hawks' goalie Amanda Westerweller made 13 stops.