No. 4 Women's Soccer Earns 3-2 Win Over No. 1 North Carolina
Sept. 23, 2010
Chestnut Hill, MA - Boston College sophomore Victoria DiMartino scored one of the most important goals of her two-year career late in the second half to give the No. 4 Eagles a 3-2 victory over No. 1 North Carolina on Thursday night at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Eagles improved to 8-0-1, while North Carolina is now 8-1-1.
"I thought the girls came out confident in the second half. To score three goals at UNC in the second half showed some mental toughness,'' said BC Head Coach Alison Foley, whose team broke an 11-game jinx vs. UNC with the win. "This is a historical moment for the program and we are certainly proud of the team for the great effort and accomplishment.''
DiMartino scored in the 75th minute to give Boston College its first victory over UNC in 12 games. DiMartino struck a left-footed shot off a back pass from Kristen Mewis into the near left post to give BC the lead for good.
Prior to DiMartino's ninth goal of the season, the second half was a complete roller-coaster ride for both teams.
Six minutes into the half, BC's Hannah Cerrone was granted a penalty kick when UNC was called for a hand ball in the box. Cerrone's offering went towards the low right corner and UNC's freshman goalkeeper Anna Sieloff (1 save, 3 goals) made the save.
The momentum swung UNC's way in the 59th minute. Megan Dunn scored on a cross from Courtney Jones. With UNC up 1-0, the Eagles did not back down and continued to attack. About a minute later, DiMartino sent a beautiful ball from outside the box to the far left post. Mewis ran onto the ball and headed it from five yards out into the far right corner for a 1-1 tie.
In the 64th minute, UNC took control of the game when Dunn pounced on a deflected ball in the box. Dunn one-timed the ball into the far left corner before BC goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni could recover.
BC junior Alaina Beyar, who had an outstanding game on defense, chose a perfect time to score her first goal of the season. Beyar picked up a loose ball outside the box and dribbled by two defenders and ripped a shot into the top left corner. UNC's Sieloff had no chance as the ball slid into the high corner for a 2-2 tie in the 70th minute.
After DiMartino's goal five minutes later, BC did not let UNC's attack organize. The Eagles defended and took the tempo from the Tar Heels to seal the win.
The first half was just as action packed. Both teams exchanged chances but the Tar Heels had the best opportunity to take the lead. At 21:21 in the half, UNC was granted a penalty kick off a collision in the box. UNC's Meghan Klingenburg stepped up and ripped a shot to the lower left corner but Mastroianni (eight saves) made a diving stop to keep the game tied at 0-0. A minute later DiMartino ripped a shot from 22 yards out and it sailed inches over the cross bar.
Boston College had another great chance when Natalie Crutchfield one-timed a shot off a corner kick. Ali Daly deflected the ball high over the cross bar. ON the corner kick, freshman Mary Gibson Wagner had a shot blocked from just outside the box. Klingenburg had UNC's second solid opportunity from inside the box but Mastroianni smothered the low shot in the 12th minute of play.
Boston College's offense had 11 shots to 16 by UNC. The Tar Heels held the edge in corner kicks, 7-5.
#4 Boston College vs #1 North Carolina (Sep 23, 2010 at Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Boston College (8-0-1,ACC 1-0) vs. North Carolina (8-1-1,ACC 0-1)
Goals by period
Boston College...... 0 3 3
North Carolina...... 0 2 2
1. 58:40 Crystale Dunn (1) (Courtney Jones, Meghan Klingenburg)
3. 63:39 UNC Crystal Dunn (2) (Ali Hawkins)
4. 69:55 BC Alaina Beyar (1) (unassisted)
Shots: Boston College 11, North Carolina 16
Saves: Boston College 9 (Jill Mastroianni 8; TEAM 1), UNC 2 (Anna Sieloff 1; TEAM 1)