McCaffrey Leads Women's Soccer Past Virginia Tech, 2-1
Sept. 23, 2012
Blacksburg, Virginia - The Boston College women's soccer team mounted a late comeback as the Eagles defeated No. 8 Virginia Tech, 2-1, in an ACC battle in Blacksburg, Virginia this afternoon. BC was led by sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey's two goals late in the second half to help the Eagles improve to 8-1-2 and 2-1-0 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is now 9-2-0 and 1-2-0 in the conference.
"We played a different system in the second half where we placed a lot of numbers in the attack to generate more pressure up front. It's a bit risky but our back three were excellent and allowed only one shot, '' said BC Head Coach Alison Foley. "It created a lot of opportunities and Steph McCaffrey put two beautiful goals in the back of the net. Three points on the road is difficult in this league so this was a huge result for us.''
McCaffrey scored her first goal to tie the match at 1-1 with six minutes left in the match. McCaffrey scored off a pass from Rachel Davitt.
The sophomore from Winchester scored the game-winning goal with three minutes to play in the game. Freshman Lauren Bernard was credited with the assist. McCaffrey now has six goals on the season. This was her second two-goal game of the season.
Boston College was down most of the game due to a goal by Virginia Tech's Shannon Mayrose in the 16th minute. BC managed only five shots in the first half to the Hokies four.
The second half, the Eagles slowly awoke and controlled play. BC had 13 shots in the second half, while holding the Hokies to two. In the 66th minute, Eagles senior Victoria DiMartino laced a shot that Hokies goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts made an amazing save on to keep her team ahead.
In the 84th minute, McCaffrey got to work and put the Eagles on the board.
BC's offense had four players - McCaffrey, Kristie Mewis, Patrice Vettori and Katie McCarthy - with three shots apiece. Eagles goalkeeper Alexa Gaul picked up her eighth win with three saves in the match.