September 4, 2009
Field Hockey Falls To No. 14 Boston College, 5-0, In Season Opener
HILL, Mass. - The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to
nationally ranked No. 14 Boston College, 5-0, in a non-conference
match-up in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Quinnipiac opens the year at 0-1
while Boston College improves to 3-0.
"It was a
tough game," head coach Becca Kohli said. "I think that we had a
lot of first-game jitters, and it showed early. Not to mention that
we were facing a nationally ranked team...we did not play well in
the first half. It's extremely comforting to see the team shake off
the cobwebs and it was good to see them focus and execute a game
plan in the second half of the game."
College senior captain Chelsea Feole scored twice, and assisted on
two more goals, to push Boston College out to a 5-0 lead as the
first half came to a close. Janna Actil scored one goal in the
first frame, and also assisted on two other goals. Jessica Roberts
and Emily Kozniuk also scored in the first half. Quinnipiac senior
goalkeeper Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) did her best in stopping
four of the nine shots on goal in the first half.
College took an early lead with a goal less than thirty seconds
into the game. Actil's shot was the first of the game for the
Eagles and resulted in her third goal of the season. Feole scored
her third goal of the year, unassisted at the 30:49 mark. Actil
then picked up another point on an assist on Feole's second goal of
the half at 17:12. Feole and Actil converted on assists on Roberts'
second goal of the season to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead. Kozniuk
scored with just under three minutes to play in the half to give
Boston College a 5-0 lead heading into halftime. Feole also had an
assist on Kozniuk's goal.
was lifted from goal following the first half and relieved by
sophomore Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) Lewis stopped all four
shots that came her way to hold the Eagles scoreless in the second
half. Quinnipiac held Boston College to just nine shots down the
stretch, thanks in large part to the efforts by Brandy Longacre
(Bethlehem, Pa.), Bonnie Shea (Walpole, Mass.) and Cassie Adams
(Shushan, N.Y.), who rotated four positions over the course of the
a little hesitant in the first half," Adams said. "I think we came
out a little more focused in the second half. You could tell once
we got out there, we played much better."
Bobcats return to action on Friday, Sept. 11 when they host
Northeastern University for their 2009 home opener at the
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex on the Mt.
Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. The game, originally
scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, is now being played at 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac will also host Columbia University on Sunday, Sept. 13
at 2 p.m.