HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac field hockey team lost to nationally-ranked No. 14 Boston College, 6-1, in a non-conference match-up in Newton, Mass. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 1-1 on the young season while BC improves to 3-1 on the year. Kaitlyn Notarianni's (Clarks Summitt, Pa.) scored her team-leading second goal of the season in the loss.
"To play 30 minutes with a top caliber team showed our strengths and our depth," head coach Becca Main Kohli said. "Looking at the rest of the game, I think it exposed some of our weaknesses and aspects of our game that we'll need to work on."
Notarianni second goal of the season came just under five minutes into the game when she dribbled through the Eagles' defense and blasted a shot, back-hand, that beat Boston College's Nicole Barry from the stroke line to put the Bobcats out in front, 1-0.
"The play of Kaitlyn Notarianni, and the rest of our forwards – Danielle Allan and Amanda Danziger – was very good, and they executed our game plan well. Nicole Lewis played very well in goal, despite the score."
BC's Carla Tarner scored in the 29th minute, on assists from Paige Norris and Courtney Tavener, to send the game to halftime tied 1-1. After Catherine O'Brien scored four minutes into the second half, Courtney Tavener and Maike De Jager both scored twice to push BC to a five-goal lead. Norris had another assist while Tarner also picked up a helper.
Notarianni's goal was the 15th of her career, moving her into a tie for 11th place all-time with Meredith Klein '05.
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