Sept. 18, 2011
BC Box Score
Newton, Mass. - Two second half goals propelled the No. 18 Boston College women's soccer team past No. 14 Virginia, 2-0, in its ACC opener on Sunday afternoon at Newton Soccer Field. Freshmen Stephanie McCaffrey and Casey Morrison tallied their second goals of the season as the Eagles (6-0-2, 1-0-0 ACC) defeated the Cavaliers (7-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) for the seventh time in nine matches.
A late surge was held off by goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni and the Eagles defense that denied the Cavaliers on 10 corners throughout the day. The senior totaled five saves to record her seventh straight shutout of the season.
The Cavaliers controlled possession in most of the first half, but Boston College turned in a strong defensive outing and took its opponents into the break tied, 0-0.
Shortly after halftime, sophomore midfielder Patrice Vettori won a ball in the midfield and found McCaffrey streaking down the center of the field all alone. As the defense gave chase, the freshman settled the ball and moved towards the top of box, forcing UVA goalkeeper Chantel Jones to come off the line. With the goalie drawn out, McCaffrey placed the ball in the lower-right corner to break a scoreless draw at 51:52 into the match.
The scoreboard went unchanged until the 70th minute, when junior midfielder Kristen Mewis drew a hard tackle in the top corner of the box, signaling a penalty kick. Morrison was called from the back line to attempt the conversion and beat Jones on the left side to put the Eagles up by two, 2-0.
The win marked the 199th career victory for Boston College Head Coach Alison Foley. The Eagles will attempt to pick up No. 200 on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Maryland at 8 p.m. Fans are invited to watch the action unfold live on NESN or follow along via GameTracker.