Field Hockey

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Field hockey anticipating heated contest against Boston College

The Boston University field hockey team will continue its crosstown rivalry with Boston College when it faces off against its Chestnut Hill neighbor Friday night. After the Terriers (2-2) hosted last year’s affair, the battle moves to No. 15 BC’s (3-1) home turf. The match will serve as the Eagles’ second home game of the season. “It’s exciting. BC-BU is […]

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Kerrin Sperry set program records for wins, shutouts and save PHOTO BY MICHELLE JAY/FILE PHOTO

Kerrin Sperry’s BU journey ends on field hockey pitch

It’s 3:00 a.m. in June in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The 90-degree day has cooled down some, but it is still uncomfortably warm, and no one is awake. Except for Kerrin Sperry. She’s doing sprints. She runs from one porta-potty to the other, taking advantage of the only hardtop surface in the camp, again and again. She’s at Reserve Officers’ Training […]

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20 Questions: Field hockey midfielder/forward Sofi Laurito

20 Questions: Field hockey midfielder/forward Sofi Laurito

As the Boston University field hockey team enters the midseason stretch of its 2014 campaign, it will surely look to its seasoned veterans to guide it through the Patriot League and into the NCAA Tournament. One of these leaders in particular has already provided a major spark for the Terriers (2-2). Junior midfielder/forward Sofi Laurito leads the team in points […]

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Laurito, Cassera carrying the load for field hockey

In the 22nd minute of the first half against the University of the Pacific Sunday, Boston University field hockey junior fullback Rachel Coll gets ready for her fifth penalty corner insert of the day. After raising her stick in preparation, she delivers a pass in to sophomore midfielder Ellie Landsman, who proceeds to set up a shot for junior midfielder […]

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Field hockey adopts ‘Terrier’ mentality against Pacific

The motto this year for the Boston University field hockey team is “play like a terrier.” That’s what BU coach Sally Starr said after her team’s victory over the University of the Pacific. “[It’s playing] smart, it’s tenacious, it’s intelligent, it’s loyal, it’s with a tail wagging cause you’re loving to play the game,” she said. “When you’re playing like […]

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Senior goalkeeper Valentina Cerda Eimbcke recorded her first shutout of the season against Pacific. MICHELLE JAY/FILE PHOTO

Cassera’s score helps lead field hockey past Pacific, 1-0

Looking to break even on the weekend and the season, the Boston University field hockey team achieved their goal with a 1-0 win over the University of the Pacific at home Sunday. The Terriers (2-2) came into Sunday’s matchup still reeling from a 3-0 loss at the hands of No. 13 Stanford University Friday. The Cardinal (5-0) started quickly with […]

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Field hockey prepares to face talented Stanford squad

Field hockey prepares to face talented Stanford squad

Dealing with another top-heavy non-conference schedule, the Boston University field hockey team will travel to Durham, New Hampshire, Friday to battle with No. 12 Stanford University. The Cardinal (3-0) have started off strong this season, winning their first three games of the season versus Liberty University, the University of Delaware and the University of Maine. Last season, the Cardinal cruised […]

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Field hockey features resiliency over opening weekend

With two games already under its belt, the Boston University field hockey team has a lot to look forward to this season. Despite splitting decisions, a tough double-overtime loss against Northwestern University on Friday at home and a hard-fought victory against Ohio University on the road Sunday have showcased a sense of toughness within the Terriers (1-1) so far this […]

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MICHELLE JAY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Junior midfielder Sofi Laurito tied for the team lead in goals last season despite only starting in 13 games.

Field hockey looking for another shot at a conference title

The Boston University field hockey team enters its 2014 campaign on a mission to take care of some unfinished business after last season’s loss in the Patriot League Tournament final. The Terriers (1-1) relied on many new faces last year on its way to a second place finish in the conference. Sophomore forwards Amanda Cassera, Sara Martineau, Taylor Blood; midfielders […]

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Sally Starr to be inducted into NFHCA Hall of Fame

Boston University field hockey coach Sally Starr will be inducted into the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2014 following an announcement made by the NFHCA office Wednesday. Starr currently stands sixth amongst active Division I coaches in victories with 414, 395 of which have come during her 33-year […]

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