No. 13 BC Takes Crosstown Matchup from Harvard Field Hockey, 5-0

Pilar Mayora
Pilar Mayora

Pictured: Pilar Mayora played all 70 minutes and made several key tackles on the Harvard back line (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Boston College got three goals from Janna Anctil on the way to a 5-0 win against the Harvard field hockey team Wednesday evening at Jordan Field.

Cynthia Tassopoulos made nine saves for the Crimson (3-12), while Courtney Tavener added a goal and two assists for the Eagles (11-6).

The Eagles jumped on top just 46 seconds into the action, when Tavener carried the ball in from left to right along the end line and fed Anctil for the finish. The second BC goal was almost a mirror image of that tally about six minutes into the opening half.

Harvard got its best chance of the frame when Rachael Rosenfeld took a feed from Mariah Pewarski in front of the cage but had her shot stopped by the stacked pads of Kristine Stigas. The Eagles finished the half with a 5-3 shots edge, and neither team surrendered a penalty corner.

Boston College distanced itself with three second-half goals. Anctil completed her hat trick at the 43:27 mark, taking the ball into the middle of the circle and scoring into the bottom right corner of the goal. The Eagles later added two goals in a four-minute span. Tavener banged the ball in after Nicole Schuster knocked it down in front, and Schuster collected a rebound and scored.

Tassopoulos made eight saves after halftime. Pewarski put a shot on goal for the Crimson, deflecting an entry ball from Kim Goh, but BC relief goalie Nicole Barry made the stop.