Field Hockey’s Hot, Hot, Hot!

Field hockeyThe lady Terrier field hockey team is “off to the best start in program history,” according to Senior Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Boston University, Brian Kelley.

With a record of 6-2, BU has certainly started the season off with a bang, outscoring their opponents 15-10. The poll ranks the team at number 12 nationally, and the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll has them sitting at number 11. At this rate, the Terriers are a shoe-in for defending their America East Champions title in 2010.

The Terriers have already won a number of upset games this season: on September 10, they topped the then-No.7 ranked Boston College 2-1. The first loss for the Terriers did not come until September 12, when they were beat 1-0 at home by the Northeastern Huskies.

The team plays across the Charles River at MIT’s Jack Barry Field. One of the more exciting matchups this season is sure to be on October 20 when they match up against the University of Connecticut, currently ranked number 5, with a home field advantage.

Even if you’re not a field hockey expert, attendance at these high-energy events is a must. “It’s just really fun to watch,” says Head Coach Sally Starr. “It’s like a combination of ice hockey and soccer. It’s exciting, it’s fast-paced, and it’s competitive.”

Watch out for junior forward Andrea Greene, who already has seven goals and two assists this season. Senior forward Allie Dolce, the reigning America East Midfielder of the Year with a team-best 28 points last fall, is once again on the radar screen for conference awards with three goals and four assists this season. The team acquired players from Australia, Chile, and The Netherlands this season who should also be interesting to follow both this season and in the years to come.

For a full schedule, roster and more information visit BU’s athletics website.

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