CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College spotted the University of Maine’s field hockey team a 2-0 lead but rallied to score three goals in a span of 13:20 in the second half en route to a come-from-behind 5-4 triumph.
Maine took a 3-2 lead on Holly Stewart’s early second-half goal but Emma Plasteras tied it 1:40 later before Kelcie Hromisin gave BC its first lead of the game and Eryn McCoy expanded the lead.
Cassidy Svetek pulled Maine within one with 15:10 remaining but the Black Bears couldn’t get the equalizer.
Stewart and Marissa Shaw staked Maine to a 2-0 lead just 5:33 into the game but Plasteras and Emily McCoy tied it.
No. 19-ranked Boston College improved to 3-0 while Maine fell to 0-3, all coming at the hands of nationally-ranked teams.
Plasteras had an assist to go with her two goals. Paige Norris had a pair of assists and Rommee Stiekema, Emily McCoy and Katlyn Soucy had an assist apiece.
Leah Settipane finished with four saves on 14 shots.
Nicole Sevey and Kaitlynn Stymiest had assists for Maine and Natasha Ford made nine saves on 23 shots.
BC had 12 penalty corners to Maine’s four.
At Presque Isle, Bethany Heald and Nicole Cyr scored goals and Amanda Larrabee made six saves as the University of Maine-Presque Isle topped Unity College.
Jen Ouellette had an assist for UMPI.
At Presque Isle, Carl Johann Fastberg converted a Rich Lee pass and that was enough for goalkeeper Brendan Wallace, who posted the shutout.
Caleb Bragg-Grady tended goal for UMPI and the two goalies combined for 28 saves.
UMPI outshot Unity 32-15.