After three straight losses, including two by a single goal, the Boston University field hockey team has slipped out of the national rankings. It’s easy to blame the Terriers’ (1-5) early struggles on an inexperienced roster or on a difficult schedule that included four ranked teams.
Despite what BU coach Sally Starr called one of the team’s best performances so far, the No. 19 Boston University field hockey team lost its home opener to No. 10 Boston College in overtime, 4-3, on Saturday, before dropping its game Sunday at Northeastern University by the same score.
With shuttle service to Jack Barry Field, free burgers before the match and BU basketball players in attendance, the No. 19 Boston University field hockey team pulled out all the stops for its home opener against No. 10 Boston College. Not even a gray and rainy day could dampen the spirits of the team and its fans.
The Boston University field hockey team will look to improve its record in its home opener this Saturday against local-rival No. 10 Boston College at Jack Berry Field. The game will be the first in non-tournament play this season for the Terriers.
The No. 19 Boston University field hockey team has become accustomed to playing in the postseason, thanks to three-consecutive America East Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances.
Led by a hat trick from senior co-captain Nikki Lloyd, the Boston University field hockey team knocked off the No. 17 University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 3-2, Friday. The Terriers then lost the second game of their trip in the UMass Invitational Sunday, 3-1, at the hands of the No. 9 University of Iowa.
After opening the season with a challenging tournament, the Boston University field hockey team’s difficult schedule continues, traveling to Amherst for the UMass Invitational to face No. 17 University of Massachusetts-Amherst and No. 9 University of Iowa.
To kick off the 2009 season, the Boston University field hockey team was invited to the Wildcat Classic this past weekend, traveling to Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill., but fell short in a pair of tight games against host Northwestern University, 2-1, and No. 1 University of Maryland, 2-0.
As the Boston University field hockey team watches the NCAA Tournament from home, it’s difficult to reflect on the 2008 season without wondering what could have been.
For the first time in four years, the Boston University field hockey team will not wear the America East championship crown.