Boston, MA (September 27) -- The Boston University field hockey team continues its ascent in the most recent STX /NHFCA Division I National Coaches Poll moving one spot to No. 14 this week.
Sally Starr's (6-1, 3-0) team will host America East foe Vermont, Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m. before heading to No. 6 Old Dominion for a game with the Lady Monarchs on Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m. and the Richmond Spiders on Sunday, October 3 at Noon.
Last week, B.U. defeated Towson and Delaware by identical 4-1 scores.
Freshman forward Angela Jamieson (Goowla, Australia) sparked the attack with three goals and a assist in the two wins, and was named America East Rookie of the Week for her efforts.
Balance, both offensively and defensively, continues to be key reason behind the Terriers 6-1 record a third of the way through the schedule.
Offensively, junior forward Kate Cusick (Allentown, PA) and senior forward Jacyln Mele (Fairfield, NJ)
lead the way with 4-3-11 respectively. Senior forward Danielle DeCoste (Fall River, MA) is also scoring in double fingures with 4-2-10. Jamieson rounds out the quartet of Terriers with four goals with 4-1-9. Senior co-captain Tina McDavitt (Walpole, MA) and sophomores Felicia Cappabianca(North Caldwell, NJ) and
Jane Rogers (Watertown, MA) all have six points. Senior Jessica Alcorta (Demarest, NJ) has a team-high
five assists and senior back Samantha Stuart (Bridgton, ME) adds 2-0-4.
In the cage for B.U. are senior Noreen Flanagan (Red Bank, NJ) and sophomore Susan Harrington
(Tuftonboro, NH). Flanagan has started all seven games (6-1) and has 13 saves with a 1.42 goals against average in 245 minutes of action. Harrington, who has practically split time with Flanagan all year, has 14 saves
and a 1.17 goals against average in 239:30 minutes.
As a team, B.U is outshooting its opposition, 152-61, and have a decisive edge in penalty corners, 91-40.
The Terriers are also getting to the goal first, scoring 14 times in the first half as opposed to just six goals by
opponents in the first 35 minutes.