Oct. 10, 2009
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -
Paced by two goals and an assist from freshman Nicole van Oosterom, the Boston University field hockey team rolled to a 5-0 road victory over Fairfield on Saturday afternoon at University Field. The Terrier freshmen accounted for all five goals in the rout, helping the team improve to 5-8 overall and 2-0 in America East play.
The Terriers are now tied with defending America East champion Albany - a 1-0 winner at Maine on Saturday - for first place in the conference standings.
Freshman Jacinda McLeod opened the scoring in the 14th minute before van Oosterom tallied the next two goals for the Terriers. Redshirt freshmen Rachael White and Leslie Zules each added a second-half tally.
Junior Amanda Smith recorded a pair of saves in just over 66 minutes in the BU goal before redshirt freshman Julie Collins played the final 3:24 and completed the shutout.
McLeod's eventual game winner came off a penalty corner and van Oosterom made it a 2-0 affair with an unassisted tally at 22:45.
Just under two minutes into the second half, van Oosterom struck again when she stole the ball from a Fairfield defender in the circle and converted from three yards out.
White recorded the second goal of her career at 41:46 and van Oosterom set up Zules' tally with 3:24 left in regulation.
The Terriers outshot the Stags, 14-3, and each team earned three corners.
BU will return to action on Wednesday (Oct. 14) when it makes the short trip to Harvard to face the Crimson in a 6 p.m. contest.