Freshmen Lead Field Hockey to 5-0 Victory at Fairfield

GO TERRIERS Freshman Nicole van Oosterom had the best game of her young career, tallying two goals and adding an assist.
GO TERRIERS
Freshman Nicole van Oosterom had the best game of her young career, tallying two goals and adding an assist.
GO TERRIERS

Oct. 10, 2009

Box Score

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.

 

 

Terriers In the Community

BU student-athletes donate over 4,000 hours of their time each year to non-profit organizations.

LEARN MORE

Patriot League Network

Find out how to watch your Terriers compete at home and on the road in the Patriot League!

LEARN MORE

Student-Athlete of the Week

Green averaged a double-double to help the Terriers to a pair of victories.

LEARN MORE