Oct. 1, 2008

Providence, R.I. - The Boston College field hockey team lost to the Providence College Friars under the lights at the Friar field hockey and lacrosse complex Wednesday night 2-1 in double overtime.

This is the second time the Eagles have been defeated in overtime this season with their first overtime loss coming against Virginia in an ACC match-up on September 26.

Providence got on the board less than four minutes into the game at 31:49 when Friars defenseman Adrienne Marois took a shot at the top of the circle on a corner. The goal put PC up 1-0.

The Eagles and Friars traded the offensive advantage throughout the first quarter, with BC pressuring in the circle. Their efforts paid off, when Bob Dirks recorded her 10th goal of the season at 18:36 in the game to tie the game at one.

Neither team managed to secure an advantage and the Eagles and Friars entered the half tied 1-1.

In the second half BC put five shots on goal to PC's three but neither team was able to convert the opportunity and after 70 minutes of regulation play the two teams entered overtime play tied at one apiece.

The Eagles and Friars both pushed hard in the first overtime with PC goalie Rachel Chamberlain and BC's Julia Berkowitz each making two saves to send the game into a second overtime period.

In the second overtime BC had several chances but could not find the back of the cage and it was Providence that put the game away when the Friars collected a loose ball inside the circle and managed to beat Berkowitz on the redirect to win the game.

Berkowitz made three saves in just over 90 minutes of playing time.

The Eagles get back to action with a weekend road trip to North Carolina, where they will take on ACC-foe Duke University Saturday October 4 at 1 p.m. BC wraps up its trip down south against Appalachian State on Sunday October 5 at 3 p.m.

The Eagles will return to the Heights Friday October 10 to take on 2007 National Champion North Carolina at the Newton Campus Field Hockey field at 4 p.m.