Box Score Nov. 1, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -
The No. 15 Boston University field hockey team closed out its regular season on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 road loss against fifth-ranked Wake Forest at Kentner Stadium.
Junior Hester van der Laan and freshman Kara Enoch scored goals for the Terriers, who now stand at 12-6 on the year. BU will host the Patriot League tournament on Nov. 6-7.
Wake Forest (13-4) and BU were tied, 1-1, at halftime before the Demon Deacons used a pair of corner goals to take a 3-1 lead. The Terriers used a corner of their own to get within one at 3-2 with 6:21 remaining, but the home team scored again to end any hopes of a comeback.
Junior Cammy Jensen made two saves in goal for BU. Wake held a 12-7 shot advantage and had 10 corners to the Terriers' six.
The first two corners of the game were earned by BU, but the visitors were unable to put a shot on goal. Wake Forest opened the scoring soon after with a tally by Krysta Wangerin at 8:53.
The Terriers drew even when van der Laan converted a give-and-go with junior Sara Martineau at the 27:53 mark. After trading passes with junior Bea Baumberger Altirriba to move the ball through the midfield, van der Laan got the ball to Martineau at the top of the circle. Martineau dribbled in and passed back to van der Laan, who fired a shot to the boards in the right corner.
The Demon Deacons used corners in the 44th and 53rd minutes to take a 3-1 lead via goals by Jess Newak and Jule Grashoff.
A late charge by the Terriers produced a corner chance in the 64th minute. The play was set up for senior Sofi Laurito, who dribbled along the top left of the circle before firing a reverse-stick shot to the far post. Enoch was there and her tip try went off the front post and in at 63:39 to cut the deficit to 3-2.
Wake's Madi Julius reestablished a two-goal lead for the Deacons just over two minutes later when she pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the circle following a tipped pass.
BU, the top seed for the Patriot League tournament, will host fourth-seeded Bucknell on Friday (Nov. 6) in the semifinals. Game time is set for 11 a.m.