Sept. 29, 2013
Box Score | Highlights | Postgame Comments: Coach Starr | Fruitema
BOSTON - Paced by a pair of corner goals by senior Anne Fruitema, the No. 20 Boston University field hockey team earned a 3-1 home victory over Hofstra on Sunday afternoon at New Balance Field. The Terriers improve to 6-3 on the year with the win.
The teams entered the second half in a 1-1 deadlock, but BU came through with back-to-back goals in the 46th and 49th minutes to emerge victorious. Fruitema's second tally of the contest was the go-ahead goal and freshman Amanda Cassera provided what would be an insurance goal.
BU got a three-save performance from junior goalkeeper Valentina Cerda Eimbcke and held a 14-9 advantage in shots. The Terriers earned 10 corners and allowed only two. Kaitlyn De Turo made five saves for Hofstra, which moves to 4-7 on the year. The Pride's Gillian Kirkpatrick added a defensive save on a corner bid by senior Madeline Hackett.
Fruitema opened the scoring in the 16th minute off a corner. The senior had the play set up for her at the top left of the circle and she drilled a shot that went off De Turo and in for her third goal of the season. Classmates Ysi Schieb and Hackett assisted on the tally.
Hofstra got an equalizer on a fast break. Junior Jonel Boileau broke up a play at midfield and accelerated towards the BU circle before sending a shot that went off a Terrier stick and over Cerda Eimbcke at the 26:17 mark.
The Terriers were focused on regaining the lead after halftime and did just that thanks to another corner blast by Fruitema. Schieb was the stick stop on the play and she slipped a pass over to the left side, where Fruitema found the boards yet again for her first career two-goal game.
Less than three minutes later, Fruitema helped the Terriers establish a two-goal cushion. Her entry ball from the left side was deflected in front by junior Nell Burdis
right into De Turo's pads. However, Cassera was positioned at the left post and gathered the rebound before sending it in for her fourth goal of the season.
BU played well with the lead for the remainder of the contest and earned the victory to avenge last season's 1-0 road loss to the Pride.
The Terriers will return to action on Friday (Oct. 4) when they head to Worcester for a Patriot League contest against Holy Cross. Game time is set for 7 p.m.