Aug. 17, 2012
BC-PC Box Score
Newton, Mass. -
Senior All-American Kristen Mewis scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Boston College women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Providence on Friday night in front of 831 fans at the Newton Soccer Field in a non-conference match.
Freshman McKenzie Meehan scored the second goal of the game in the 45 minute. Mewis assisted on Meehan's first career goal.
Junior midfielder Patrice Vettori notched the Eagles final goal in the 54th minute on a header. Vettori got on the end of a beautiful cross from defender Rachel Davitt.
"We wanted to come out really strong this year,'' said senior captain Kristen Mewis. "We new Providence had a good team but we also knew that we have been working really hard this season. It turned out we scored three goals, so we are really happy with that.''
The Eagles controlled the play in the first half. Mewis had a shot from just outside the box 20 seconds into the match. BC held an 11-4 edge in shots in the first half.
Mewis struck for the first goal of the game in the 41st minute when she ripped a left footed shot from 20 yards out into the near post. Senior Maddie Payne set up the goal as she sent a ball into the middle of the park for Mewis to strike. It was Payne's first appearance on the field since the 2010 season, as the midfielder from California did not play in the 2011 season.
Meehan scored with seconds to go in the half when she jumped all over a rebound off a great ball from Mewis. Meehan, a freshman from Smithfield, Rhode Island, entered the game in the 28 minute of the match. It was her first career goal.
BC carried the play from the start in the second half. The Eagles had seven shots to PC's two 3 in the second half. PC's best chance came late in the game when a foul was called on BC outside the box to the left of the keeper. Providence sent the ball to the far post but was cleared by the Eagles defense.
BC started senior Alexa Gaul in goal. It was the first time in four years the Eagles started a new goalkeeper. Gaul was active in goal and picked up her first shutout at BC.
The Eagles will next play on the road as BC will travel to Storrs, Connecticut to play UConn on Friday, August 24 at 7 p.m. Fans can get up the date news on the BC women's soccer team at Twitter/bc_wsoc.