CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Behind a two-goal performance by junior Marian Dickinson and a season-high 11 saves by senior goalie Caitlin Williams, the 15th-ranked Duke field hockey team defeated 14th-ranked Boston University, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Boston College’s Newton Campus Turf Field.
Senior Shayna McGeehan found the net 19 minutes into the contest, as she redirected a pass from sophomore Lauren Miller past Terrier keeper Kim Kastuk to put the Blue Devils on top, 1-0. The goal was McGeehan’s third of the season.
At the 27:16 mark, Hayley Hamada got BU on the board and tied the score at 1-1 as she slipped a shot past Williams for her sixth tally of the season.
Duke received a penalty corner at 31:33 and while sophomore Amie Survilla’s shot attempt was saved by Kastuk, Dickinson slammed home the rebound to put the Blue Devils ahead 2-1, an advantage they would carry into the halftime break. The goal was Dickinson’s fifth of the year.
The Blue Devils held a narrow 8-7 advantage in shots in the first half, while both squads had three penalty corners a piece. Kastuk was credited with five saves, while Williams made three stops in the initial stanza.
The second half saw Williams notch six saves in the first six minutes, before Sarah Shute netted her eighth goal of the year on a pass from Hadley Adams to tie the score at 2-2 at the 43:31 mark.
The remainder of regulation saw both squads play outstanding defense, as neither team could score and the game was sent into overtime. BU held a 14-4 shot advantage in the second half, as well as a 5-2 advantage in corners, while Williams made eight saves to Kastuk’s three for the period.
In overtime, the Blue Devils held the Terriers shotless and allowed no penalty corners while Duke got off three shots and received two corner opportunities. The second corner came at 75:35, as Dickinson pushed out then ran into the circle and redirected a pass from Miller at the left post to net her second goal of the day and give Duke a 3-2 victory. The tally was Dickinson’s sixth of the season and fourth for the weekend, as she also netted two goals in Friday’s win over Boston College.
For the contest, BU held a 21-15 advantage in shots and received eight penalty corners to Duke’s seven. Williams made a season-high 11 saves, while Kastuk was credited with nine stops on the day.
With the win, Duke improves to 7-5 (1-2 ACC) on the season, while Boston University falls to 9-3 (1-0 America East). The victory was Duke’s second over a top-15 opponent in three days, as the Blue Devils earned their first ACC win with a 3-2 triumph at 10th-ranked Boston College on Friday evening before defeating the Terriers on the same field on Sunday.
Duke will close out its home season on Saturday, Oct. 6, as the Blue Devils take on defending NCAA champion Maryland at 1 p.m. at Williams Field.
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