WASHINGTON, D.C. – The third-seeded Bucknell field hockey team was trying to advance to the Patriot League Championship Game for the second time in the last three years, but it fell by a 1-0 score to second-seeded Boston University Friday afternoon at American’s Jacobs Field. The Bison outshot the Terriers by an 11-7 margin, but a first-half goal by Ysi Schieb stood up.
Boston U. (13-6) will take on top-seeded American Saturday afternoon in the title game. Bucknell concluded its season with an 8-10 mark against a very difficult schedule that included five nationally ranked opponents.
The Bison attempted their most shots against a Patriot League opponent since outshooting Holy Cross 23-1 nearly a month ago. However, Bucknell was unable to get on the board as Valentina Cerda Eimbcke recorded seven saves for Boston.
Bison goalie Erica Perrine recorded five saves in the contest, but Schieb snuck one in with just over nine minutes to play in the first half. It was her third goal of the season as the Terriers advanced to the championship game in their first year as a member of the Patriot League.
Junior Kelsey Mucelli and senior Rachel Misko were both honored for their performances with a selection to the Patriot League Field Hockey All-Tournament team.
Friday’s contest marked the final game in the careers of Bucknell’s talented senior class that includes Perrine, Misko, Leigh Hillman and Vickie Resh. That group combined for 18 goals, five game-winning goals and six assists this season, while Perrine added 72 saves to finish eighth on the program’s career list with 271 stops over the last four years.