PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers field hockey team (2-15, 0-5 BIG EAST) wrapped up its BIG EAST Conference season this afternoon with a 3-1 loss to No. 18 Boston College (13-4, 3-2 BIG EAST)." />
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Rutgers Ends BIG EAST Slate With 3-1 Loss to #18 Boston College
  • Posted on October 26, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers field hockey team (2-15, 0-5 BIG EAST) wrapped up its BIG EAST Conference season this afternoon with a 3-1 loss to No. 18 Boston College (13-4, 3-2 BIG EAST).

    The Scarlet Knights were the first to strike as junior Kamilah Lalani (West Vancouver, BC) scored her fifth goal of the season, unassisted, seven minutes into the match. Rutgers held the lead until six minutes later. BC’s Kerri Kulesza was credited with the Eagles goal when the ball ricocheted off of Rutgers back Tiffany Klebez’s (Milford, PA) stick while trying to make a defensive save. The score remained tied, 1-1, through the remainder of the first half.

    The Eagles came back in the second half as Kim French scored what would eventually be the game-winning-goal off a cross from Kerri Doherty. BC’s Christy Zider added another goal for the Eagles, putting them ahead, 3-1. A penalty stroke was called late in the second half, giving Boston College a chance to increase the lead to three, but junior goalkeeper Stacey Gaenzle (Lancaster, PA) stopped the shot, robbing the Eagles of another goal.

    Gaenzle finished the day with 15 saves, while BC’s Lauren Hill made two saves. With her 15 saves, Gaenzle has tied Liz Ferrara’s 1984 mark of 154 single-season saves for 10th place on RU’s single season records. She needs 15 more saves to move into seventh place on the career chart, posting 285 saves in her three seasons.

    The Scarlet Knights will play their final road match of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when they head to Columbia for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

    Goals by period
    1 2 Tot
    Boston College 1 2 3
    Rutgers 1 0 1

    6:47 RU LALANI, Kamilah (unassisted) 1-0
    12:07 BC KULESZA, Kerri (unassisted) 1-1
    40:36 BC FRENCH, Kim (DOHERTY, Kerri) 1-2
    53:41 BC ZIDER, Christy (unassisted) 1-3

    Shots: Boston College 22, Rutgers 5
    Saves: Boston College 2 (HILL, Lauren 2),
    Rutgers 15 (GAENZLE, Stacey 15)

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