Aug. 20, 2010
BC-Stanford Box Score
Game Photo Gallery
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The No. 7 Boston College women's soccer team played No. 2 Stanford to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in front of a sold out crowd at Newton Soccer Field last night in a non-conference battle.
After a scoreless first half, Stanford struck first at 55:09 when Lindsay Taylor ripped a shot from 23 yards out. Taylor's shot was perfectly placed midway up the far post for a 1-0 Stanford lead. Boston College wasted very little time striking back as senior Natalie Crutchfield notched the game tying goal at 63:28. The speedster from Acton ran onto a perfect through ball from sophomore Kristie Mewis and one-timed the ball past Stanford goalkeeper Kira Maker. It was Crutchfield's seventh career goal.
Stanford had two great chances in overtime but BC goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni was on her game. The junior finished with 10 saves, none bigger than when she smothered a diving header from Mariah Nogueira with 2:05 left in the second overtime. With just 24 seconds to play, Morgan Redman's header was tipped over the crossbar by Mastroianni to keep the game knotted at 1-1.
In the first half, Mastroianni kept the Eagles in the half making five saves, including a one-handed deflection at the start of the game off of a shot from Taylor. With 13 minutes to play in the half, Mastroianni made a brilliant stop on a Christine Press offering from just five yards out. Press would try again with three minutes but Mastroianni tipped the shot over the crossbar.
BC had a number of good chances including a sliding attempt by Victoria DiMartino in the 21st minute off a cross from defender Alaina Beyar. Senior Amy Caldwell's shot from the weak side sailed wide two minutes later. Freshman Mary Wagner's attempt from 22 yards out was an easy save for Maker (three saves).
It was the third time in her career that Jillian Mastroianni recorded double-digits in saves. She had 10 tonight, 12 vs. Stanford last season and 11 vs. UNC in the ACC Tournament game ... Freshman Mary Wagner played in her first collegiate game ... Senior Natalie Crutchfield earned the start at midfield, it was her ninth career start ... The game-tying goal for Crutchfield was the seventh strike in her career ... Seven Eagles, including Hannah Cerrone, Chelsea Regan, Julia Bouchelle and Mastroianni, played the full 110 minutes of action ... The sold out crowd of 2,000 fans was the second time the Eagles packed the house. The first occurred on October 13, 2005 when BC hosted UNC in front of 2,200 fans. Last year, the BC-UNC game 1,800 fans were present .,. BC will host Hofstra on Friday, August 27 at the Newton Soccer Field at 5 p.m.