Box Score Sept. 11, 2015
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BOSTON - Junior Madeline McClain scored for the second straight game, but the No. 19 Boston University field hockey team fell just short in a 2-1 overtime contest against No. 10 Boston College on Friday evening at New Balance Field.
McClain tucked a shot under the pads of BC netminder Leah Settipane just 11:07 into the game. The junior knocked down the ball in mid-air following a great throw by classmate Bea Baumberger Altirriba, who earned an assist on the play.
BC (4-1) responded off a corner in the in the 21st minute when Emily McCoy found the boards from the top of the circle.
The Terriers, now 3-2 on the year, had a goal called back late in the first half and nearly took the lead in the second half when sophomore Grace Boston intercepted a pass in the BC circle off a press.
After thwarting a late run of BC corners in the closing minutes of regulation, the Terriers aimed to regroup and strike in overtime. Instead, McCoy struck again just 3:01 into the extra session.
The Eagles caught the Terrier defense off-guard and Ymke Rose Gote found McCoy all alone just in front of the goal. The result marked the second straight year that BC earned a 2-1 overtime victory over the Terriers.
Junior Cammy Jensen made six saves in goal for the Terriers and sophomore Allie Renzi added a defensive save. Settipane made four saves for the Eagles.
The teams were an even 8-8 in shots after junior Taylor Blood just missed when following her own rebound in the 54th minute. BC then recorded nine of the final 10 shots of the game.
BU will host Providence on Sunday at 1 p.m.