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Women's Soccer Earns a 3-1 Victory over Colgate

Aug. 22, 2014

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The Boston College women's soccer team opened up the 2014 season with a 3-1 victory over non-conference foe Colgate on Friday night.

The Eagles were led by Stephanie McCaffrey with a goal and an assists while sophomore Rosie DiMartino notched the game-winning goal. Sophomore midfielder Meg MacDonald scored the insurance goal, which was her first of her career.

Just five minutes into the game, Boston College offense was on the attack. Sophomore Hayley Dowd shot from 21 yards out hit the left post at the five minute mark. Minutes later, BC was granted a penalty kick but Colgate's Brenna Mason kept the game knotted at 0-0 as she made a diving save on McCaffrey's attempt.

In the 13th minute, Colgate got on the board first as Emily Crichlow scored off a corner kick from a yard out. Eliza Doll and Jenna Panepinto were credited with assists on the play.

The Raiders lead did not last long as McCaffrey, who was causing the Colgate offense fits all night, ran onto a nice through ball from Jillian Lutz. The pass split the defense and McCaffrey just placed the ball from 12 yards out to the far right corner for a 1-1 draw in the 15th minute mark. It was McCaffrey's first goal of the season and for Lutz it was her first career point.

BC had a, 12-3, edge in shots at the half. Mason had four saves for the Raiders. In the second half, the Eagles carried the play. The offense started to click as sophomore midfielder Rosie DiMartino one-timed a ball from McCaffrey by the Colgate keeper for a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute of play. McCaffrey made a beautiful play on the end-line to shake free of the defender and placed a ball right on DiMartino's foot just five yards out.

The Eagles offense kept pushing forward as Hayley Dowd's shot two minutes later was handled by Mason. Sophomore Meg MacDonald would give BC an insurance goal in the 77th minute of play off a set piece. Colgate dropped McCaffrey just outside the box to the right of the Raiders goal. MacDonald ripped a shot from about 21 yards out into the far post for a 3-1 lead.

Boston College had 21 shots in the game, as Colgate managed four. BC's goalkeeper Alex Johnson managed the game and had two saves, while Colgate's Brenna Mason had seven saves. The Eagles had 10 corner kicks, while Colgate earned four.

Game Notes:
The win over Colgate gives BC a, 4-2, edge in the overall head-to-head series ... Stephanie McCaffrey's strike was her 27th career goal ... Two freshman - Allyson Swaby and Madison Kenny - both earned their first career starts on defense ... Rosie DiMartino's goal was the first of her career ... Sophomore Meg MacDonald not only scored her first career goal but she earned her first career start at midfield ... The Eagles will next play at Boston University on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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