Women's Soccer Earns 2-0 Win Over Dartmouth
Sept. 14, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
Sophomore Gibby Wagner scored her first career game-winning goal to lead Boston College (5-0-2) past non-conference foe Dartmouth, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Soccer Field.
Wagner struck 10 minutes into the second half when senior Julia Bouchelle placed a perfect pass by the Dartmouth defense. Wagner broke in and ripped a shot by the diving Dartmouth goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders (seven saves) to give BC a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles second goal came off a beautiful set up by Victoria DiMartino and Stephanie McCaffrey. DiMartino sent a soft pass into the box to McCaffrey, who slid the ball between two defenders to Kristen Mewis. Mewis broke through the defense and one-timed the ball into the back of the goal.
Senior Jillian Mastroianni had two saves for her sixth straight shutout of the season. She now has 39 career shutouts as the Eagles goalkeeper.
At the half BC led Dartmouth in shots 5-2. The Eagles turned the offense on in the second half as they sent 14 shots to the goal and held the Big Green to zero shots.
Mewis led the offense with four shots, while Wagner's three shots were all on goal. Boston College also had seven corner kicks to zero for Dartmouth.
Junior Kristen Mewis has notched four goals and two assist in the last three games.
BC head coach Alison Foley picked up another victory to give her 198 career victories, just two away from 200.
Boston College will host the first ACC match of the season against Virginia on Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. Prior and during Sunday's game vs. Virginia, the Boston College women's soccer team will accept donations for the fight against Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. The women's soccer team fundraising event is to honor the life of William Bouchelle, the father of sophomore Julia Bouchelle, who lost his battle to the disease two years ago.