DEDHAM, Mass. - The No. 25 Boston University field hockey team recorded seven shots on goal and scored on six of them to roll to a 6-1 victory over Northeastern on a rainy Monday evening at Dedham Field.
Seniors Allie Renzi and Kali Shumock each scored twice for their first goals of the season while freshmen Ailsa Connolly and Petra Hall recorded one goal apiece to help the Terriers earn a win in the 50th all-time meeting between the crosstown rivals.
BU improved to 8-5 while the Huskies moved to 7-6.
How it Happened
- BU jumped out to a 4-0 lead before allowing the Huskies' lone goal in the closing seconds of the opening half.
- The Terriers never allowed the Huskies to get back into the contest and tacked on two more goals after halftime.
- Renzi opened the scoring off a corner at the 6:27 mark when she knocked in an elevated ball in the middle of the circle following a blocked attempt by junior Ally Hammel at the top of the circle.
- Connolly pushed the lead to 2-0 just over five minutes later on a goal in transition as she beat a NU defender to a deflected long ball before dribbling and scoring from the right side for her team-leading eighth goal of the year.
- Renzi struck again at the 19:03 mark on a perfectly placed shot from the top of the circle to the left boards.
- Shumock pushed the lead to 4-0 less than two minutes later off a corner as she was all alone at the left corner after inserting the ball. Sophomore Kiley Gallagher assisted on the play.
- The Huskies put their only dent on the scoreboard off a corner with 7.7 seconds left in the first with Jamie Bartucca scoring off a feed from Laura MacLachlan
- A cross-crease feed from junior Kara Enoch on a corner try allowed Shumock to score her second of the night at 41:52.
- Hall closed out the scoring in the 65th minute when she pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the circle to record her fourth goal of the season.
- The Terriers doubled up the Huskies in shots, 14-7, and held a 6-2 advantage in corners.
- Freshman Millie Baker and junior Kathleen Keegan each played a half in goal and made one save apiece.
- Baker played the first half and earned the win to move to an even 3-3 on the year.
- Tonight marked the final meeting between head coaches Sally Starr and Cheryl Murtagh as Murtagh is retiring at the end of the season following 30 years with the Huskies.
- The two NFHCA Hall of Famers have faced off in 40 of the 50 all-time meetings between the two schools
- With the win, the Terriers closed the gap in the series to 27-23.
- The Terriers' six-goal output was the most ever by a team in a BU/NU game and the five-goal margin of victory was the largest of the 50 all-time meetings.
- BU will return to action on Friday (Oct. 13) when it visits Holy Cross in a key Patriot League match-up.
- It will be the third Turnpike Trophy game of the season as BU defeated the Crusaders in both men's and women's soccer to take an early 2-0 lead in the rivalry competition.
- Game time in Worcester on Friday is set for 6 p.m.