Oct. 31, 2014
BOSTON – The 20th-ranked Boston University field hockey team (10-7, 4-1 Patriot League) will close out the regular season on Saturday (Nov. 1) when it hosts Colgate (5-10, 3-2 PL) at noon on New Balance Field.
The contest will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network, however rain may force a cancellation of the broadcast.
Seniors Valentina Cerda Eimbcke and Chrissy Toomey will be joined by graduate student Kerrin Sperry for this year’s Senior Day festivities, as the class will be playing in its final regular-season home contest.
A win Saturday by the Terriers would enable them to secure the No. 2 seed for next weekend’s Patriot League tournament, which will be hosted by Bucknell. BU, Colgate and Bucknell will be joined by American in the two-day event to determine this year’s conference champion.
BU enters November playing its best hockey of the season, as it has won six of its last eight contests with both losses coming in overtime, including a shootout loss to defending national champion Connecticut.
The Terriers are coming off a 2-1 triumph over ACC regular-season champion Virginia and have allowed only six goals in regulation during their impressive eight-game stretch.
The Raiders ended a four-game losing skid with a 5-2 home win over Siena on Sunday. It was just their second non-conference victory of the season.
Last season in Hamilton, the Terriers earned a 2-1 victory over Colgate in their first-ever Patriot League contests. BU has won three of the four meetings between the two schools.
Senior Eliana Brown leads Colgate in both points (17) and goals (7). Both of those marks rank tied for third among Patriot League players. Sophomore Whitney Jones (6g, 2a) and senior Rebecca Libutti (4g, 4a) have added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
In goal for the Raiders, senior Amanda DiDomizio has started 13 contests this senior and sports a .693 save percentage to go along with a 3.57 goals-against average.
Sophomore Amanda Cassera continues to be the most productive offensive player in the conference, leading all players in points (21) and goals (9). Junior Sofi Laurito, the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, has registered 15 points on five goals and a team-best five assists.
Cerda Eimbcke, who was named to the roster for this year’s NFHCA Division I Senior Game on Thursday, has been on a roll as of late, lowering her goals-against average to 1.55 and raising her save percentage to .745.