Field hockey edge No. 14 Boston College on Late de Bruijne’s goal, 3-2

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Marlon de Bruijne scored from a penalty corner thanks to assists from Frederique Zandbergen and Courtney Lynch with three minutes left in the fourth quarter to lead Old Dominion University field hockey to a 3-2 victory at Boston College on Sunday afternoon.

Boston College (1-1) scored with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter on a Mia Garber goal to tie the score at two, but with time running out in the quarter, ODU earned a penalty corner and de Bruijne hit her. second goal of the game.

“It was a very competitive game and we showed good mental toughness throughout,” the ODU head coach said. Andrew Griffiths said. “BC was physical and we handled that very well. We used our speed and moved the ball really well at times.”


Old Dominion (1-1) entered the table first after a scoreless first half, as Zandbergen scored their first goal of the season to give ODU a 1-0 lead.


De Bruijne scored eight minutes later to put the Monarchs ahead 2-0 thanks to an assist from Zandbergen.


Trailing 2-0, British Columbia reduced their deficit when Victoria Arra scored with 12 seconds left in the quarter.


The Eagles tied the score at two on Garber’s goal before de Bruijne netted the winner for ODU.


BC outshot ODU 15-11, but Cam MacGillivrary stood tall in goal making 11 saves.

“Our defense was strong and Cam was strong in front of goal, but what I’m most pleased with is how we stayed together even after leading 2-0 and they equalized at 2-2,” said Griffiths. “We stayed consistent and played with confidence and worked together and finished the game with a powerful penalty corner goal from Marlon. What a great way to end the game.”


The Monarchs are back in action on Friday, Sept. 2 when they host James Madison at 11 a.m. at the LR Hill Sports Complex.

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