B>Aug. 31, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
The Boston College women's soccer team completed a two-game road sweep with a 5-0 victory over North Florida on Sunday afternoon at Hodges Stadium. BC defeated Jacksonville on Friday night, 1-0, and is now 3-1 on the season. North Florida is now 0-4 on the season. I
n the third minute Boston College got on the scoreboard as sophomore Hayley Dowd picked up a turnover by North Florida. She found Stephanie McCaffrey who calmly struck for the first goal for a 1-0 BC lead. It was McCaffrey's second goal and first game-winning goal of the year.
The senior forward then set up her teammate in the 16th minute to give BC a 2-0 lead. McCaffrey sent a long ball to Dowd who beat a North Florida defender and scored, the first of two goals in the game.
In the 20th minute, Dowd struck again. She scored off a rebound to give BC a 3-0 halftime lead. BC held a 5-0 edge in corner kicks at the half and had seven shots to four from North Florida.
Senior Emily Hoffend gave Boston College a 4-0 lead in the 76th minute of the game. It was Hoffend's first career goal. The final goal by BC came in the 88th minute when junior Lauren Bernard placed a cross from the left side to the far post. Sophomore Andrea O'Brien was there to score her first career goal.
Boston College held a 17-12 edge in shots and had nine corner kicks to just two for North Florida.
McCaffrey led the offense with six shots, while Dowd had four. Alexandra Johnson (3-1) had two saves, while freshman Darien Dunham made her collegiate debut in goal playing the final 13 minutes of the game.
- Boston College had 13 shots on goal, a season high. Freshmen Holly Confalone, a native of New Jersey, and Darien Dunham, a native of Connecticut, made their college debuts.
- Rookie Allyson Swaby, a native of Connecticut, was credited with her first career point as she assisted on Hayley Dowd's second goal in the 19th minute of the match.
- This was Hayley Dowd's third career multiple-point game (2g, 1a, 4 pts.). It was her first career two-goal game.
- Emily Hoffend, a senior from Texas, scored her first career goal to give BC a 4-0 lead.
- Senior Stephanie McCaffrey has scored at least one point in three of the Eagles first four games.
- Boston College returns to Massachusetts this week but remains on the road to play at Northeastern on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.