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Hood's Hat Trick Comes in 6-4 Loss to Boston College

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Senior Kelly Hood scored three times on Sunday to bring her season total to 14 goals in...     By John and Matt Risley
HANOVER, N.H. - Senior Kelly Hood (Berlin, N.H.) scored three times Sunday afternoon for the Dartmouth field hockey team against Boston College in a nonconference matchup at Chase Field, but the hat trick came in a losing effort as her team fell, 6-4.

In what was one of the more exciting back-and-forth contests of the season as the Big Green (8-7) fell behind early, but managed to come back in the second half before BC scored twice in the final 14 minutes to hold on for the win.

The Eagles (10-7) got a hat trick of their own from Anna Wetherall, including the game's opening tally and the final two goals of the contest.

Freshman Janine Leger (Johannesburg, South Africa) picked up her fourth of the season 11:20 into the game, tying the score at 1-1.

Two more BC goals made it 3-1, but that's when Hood turned up her offensive game and scored her 12th of the season on a penalty corner to pull back to within one. Juniors Lisa Masini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Maya Herm (Bethesda, Md.) picked up assists on the play as they were on the push and stop on the corner.

The Eagles came out and scored their fourth goal early on in the second half, but that didn't faze the Big Green as Hood scored the next two.

Her second of the afternoon was one of the more bizarre goals as her shot from the top of the circle deflected off a BC defender's stick high into the air and came down behind the defense and goalkeeper into the back of the goal.

She followed that with her third of the game nine and a half minutes later to tie it at four apiece. Similar to her first of the afternoon, Hood scored on the penalty corner, but this time she went high and to the left corner for the tally.

Herm and Masini each collected their second helpers of the day on the marker.

However Wetherall's two goals in the final 14 minutes of the game proved too much for Dartmouth to overcome as the team lost its third straight.

Junior goalkeeper Jenna Stearns (Thornton, N.H.) made two saves in her first start of the season in goal. Nicole Barry of BC stopped five Big Green shots in earning the win.

Dartmouth will have a bit of a rest as its next game is not until next Saturday, Oct. 29 when it travels to Cambridge, Mass., to take on Harvard in the final road game of the season.