No. 4 Women's Falls To No. 13 Wake Forest, 2-0
Sept. 20, 2012
Winston-Salem, NC -
The No. 4 Boston College women's soccer team fell to Wake Forest, 2-0, in the second ACC match of the season on at Spy Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest on Thursday night. The loss was the first of the season for Boston College. BC is now 7-1-2 overall and 1-1-0 in the ACC, while No. 13 Wake Forest improved to 8-2-1 and 2-1-0 in the conference.
Wake Forest junior Katie Stengel scored both goals in the win.
Stengel tallied her first goal in the 38th minute of the first half. Stengel broke by the Eagles defense and struck the ball from 20 yards out into the near post for a 1-0 lead.
At the half, Boston College had eight shots to Wake Forest's five shots.
In the second half, Boston College pressed early but could not break through the defense or the goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe.
Stengel gave Wake Forest a two goal lead in the 68th minute. She broke loose again from the Ealges defense and placed the ball into the near post.
Boston College scored when Kristen Mewis sent a beautiful cross into the box and Stephanie McCaffrey one-timed the ball into the back of the goal. The tally was called back due to off sides. The Eagles were called for a season-high nine off sides in the game.
BC had a number of late chances but against struggled with finishing after a solid build up. Gibby Wagner and Mewis made a number of great runs but the final through ball stopped right at the defensive back four of Wake Forest. Mewis did have a free kick from 25 yards out with less than 15 minutes to play. Her shot flew high over the crossbar.
The Eagles finished the game with 14 shots to Wake's 10. BC goalkeeper Alexa Gaul had three saves, while Bledsoe had four for Wake Forest.
Boston College will next play on Sunday, Sept. 23 at No. 8 Virginia Tech. The Hokies lost at North Carolina, 3-1, tonight.