The Patriot League announced Monday that Boston University freshman midfielder David Asbjornsson won Patriot League BRINE Rookie of the Week for his efforts against Hofstra University and Monmouth University. The Iceland native adjusted his role for the contest against Hofstra (2-3-1) Sept. 11, as he usually plays the midfield spot, but moved to center back. Junior defender Kelvin Madzongwe, the 2011 America East Conference Defender of the Year, who normally plays the center back position, was unable to play in the match against Hofstra due to a red card he received in the previous affair against the University of Connecticut.
Despite playing out of his normal spot, Asbjornsson stepped up to his new defensive position, pursuing strong physical play and stopping long crossing passes from the Pride attack. His technique kept attacking forwards outside the goal box, not allowing them to score.
During the two contests, Asbjornsson also did well on the offensive side, taking five shots in the two matches. His header pass towards midfield in the contest against Monmouth (1-3-1) Saturday set up the first BU (3-2) goal. His pass to the Terrier midfield allowed freshman forward Felix De Bona to pick up his first goal at the collegiate level.
In that game he was also key in fending off six corner kicks from the Monmouth offense by being able to body up on attackers inside of the goal box.
Field Hockey Earns Two Weekly Awards
The Boston University field hockey team was recognized for its strong play this week as two players received weekly awards. For the second time this season, both senior backer Ysi Schieb and goalie Valentina Cerda Eimbcke won Patriot League awards for their performances in their respective positions.
Schieb’s role was instrumental in the Terriers’ (4-2) win over Providence College Sunday when she was a part of both tallies in the 2-1 win. In the 40th minute after BU earned a corner, Schieb set up junior midfielder Anne Fruitema for a goal to equalize.
In overtime, with the score still 1-1, the Terriers earned a corner looking to win the game. After the Terriers took the initial corner, Schieb set up a shot for sophomore midfielder Sofi Laurito who put it in the back of the net to win the game for BU.
Eimbcke was strong in net for the Terriers in the two games against Providence (3-3) and Boston College. Despite allowing an early goal to the Friars, Eimbcke recovered and was able to add five saves to her season tally. In the 1-0 loss to BC (5-1) on Friday, Eimbcke did her best to help BU come out on top with nine saves against the Eagle attack.
Golf with Strong Showing at Dartmouth Invitational
The Boston University golf team competed in the Dartmouth Invitational at the Hanover Country Club, finishing second in the tournament. During the two-day competition the Terriers posted an impressive team-total of 598, one spot behind Yale University, which shot 575 as a team.
Saturday afternoon, sophomore Emilly Tillo became the first Terrier ever to record a round under par when she shot a 70, good for two-under par. The next day Kristyna Pavlickova followed suit and also shot a two-under par 70.
Freshman Adela Cejnarova had a two-day total of 147, posting a 72 Saturday and a 75 Sunday, good enough to tie her for fourth individually with Tillo and Pavlickova.
Junior Flor Canedo also had a solid weekend for the Terriers, finishing just 10 shots behind Cejnarova with a two-day total of 157.
During the tournament the Terriers were able to convert 30 birdies, now making their season total at 47. This weekend, the Terriers look to continue their success at the Yale Invitational.