Field hockey’s run ends in overtime against top seed Boston U.

Bethany Blass, Assistant Sports Editor

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The field hockey team kicked off the Patriot League Championship on Nov. 6, but fell to No. 14 Boston University 3-2 in double overtime, closing its season.

The Bison took an early lead on a penalty corner in the 19th minute. Emily Goodloe ’17 shot from the top of the circle to score in the bottom left corner of the cage. Estelle Palandjian ’17 and Abby Watson ’16 assisted Goodloe to take a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Boston scored to tie it up 1-1.

Just 9:42 into the second half, Boston sent in a reverse hit that flew over the Bison goalie to give Boston a 2-1 advantage. Kiersten Sydnor ’16 tied up the game with less than four minutes in regulation with her 15th goal of the season. Kayla Sullivan ’16 assisted the goal.

Regulation time ended in a tie, sending the two teams into an overtime period. The first overtime ended scoreless. Bison goalkeeper Emily Finn ’18 posted eight saves during the game and managed to stop both shots she encountered during overtime.

With just 12:37 left in the second overtime, Boston scored a goal, only to be waived off. The officials met to discuss the controversial call, but the decision was upheld and the game remained in a tie. Boston scored again in the 90th minute to win the game.

The Orange and Blue concluded the season at 8-11, giving 13-6 Boston a run for their money. The Bison seniors played their final game with the Orange and Blue. Several seniors were able to make their mark on the program. Sydnor cracked the top 10 in several season and career categories. She and Sullivan were All-Patriot League picks, while Watson and Emily Hitchings ’16 were selected for the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

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