Field hockey season ends with semifinal loss to Boston U

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer

The Bison women’s field hockey team took on Boston University in the Patriot League Championship semifinals on Nov. 4. This match-up between the Orange and Blue and Boston marked the fourth consecutive year in which the two teams have met in the Patriot League Tournament. The Bison took on top-seeded No. 14 Boston in hopes of advancing in the Patriot League Tournament, but were ultimately defeated in a 2-1 season-ending loss.

Determined to avenge last year’s loss to Boston, the Bison defense started strong, only allowing one goal in the 27th minute, despite the 12 shots and seven corners Boston had in the first half. Shortly after Boston scored their first goal, the Bison bounced back offensively, earning two corners and attempting three shots on goal in the remaining five minutes.

In the second half, the Bison scored the game-tying goal with just under 11 minutes remaining when Allie Christopher ’20 scored her first career goal off an assist from Katie Mannino ’19, her first career assist. Goalkeeper Emily Finn ’18 recorded eight saves for the Orange and Blue.

Despite career firsts and strong defense, the Bison were unable to capture the win. Boston scored the game-winning goal with 36 seconds left on the clock.

The Bison finished the season 9-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play. Boston advanced to the championship game to face American University, who ultimately won the title for the season.

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