Sept. 2, 2011
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ALLSTON, Mass. - The No. 19 Boston University field hockey team quickly rebounded after giving up an early goal, using tallies from five different players to post a 5-1 victory over Providence in the team's home opener on Friday evening at Jordan Field.
Junior Jacinda McLeod, sophomore Dana Centofanti and redshirt freshman Anne Fruitema each registered a goal and an assist with the latter two both recording the first points of their collegiate careers. Senior Kate Murphy and junior Macey Gaumond also found the back of the cage for the Terriers, who improve to 2-1 on the year.
Providence (0-2) scored on its first shot of the night off a corner in the 12th minute, but McLeod converted a stroke just under 13 minutes later to erase the early deficit.
Despite having several strong scoring chances in the opening half, the Terriers settled for a 1-1 draw at halftime before erupting for four tallies after the break.
Gaumond provided what would be the game-winning goal just 80 seconds into the latter half. Centofanti and Fruitema struck later with tallies 43 seconds apart before Murphy capped the scoring in the 69th minute.
Senior Julie Collins earned the start in goal and made two saves in 55:45 before freshman Valentina Cerda played the final 14:15 while also recording a pair of stops.
BU held a commanding 25-8 advantage in shots and earned nine penalty corners while only allowing four.
The Terriers will wrap up their home weekend on Sunday (Sept. 4) when they host No. 13 Michigan State at Newton Campus Field. Game time is set for 11 a.m.