By Just Playing, These Goalkeepers Made Crucial Saves

Pili Alvarez’s biggest concern was how she would wear her goalie gear. Never before the Patriot League field hockey championship that spring, Alvarez, a forward, was suddenly Boston University’s only option on the net. Alvarez said, “I’m like, ‘Can you please play goalie?’ they asked,” he said. “And I said, ‘Yeah, sure, it’s okay. But …