Sept. 25, 2011
Blacksburg, VA -
Junior midfielder Alicia Blose scored her third goal of the season to lead No. 13 Boston College past Virginia Tech, 2-1, in double-overtime in an Atlantic Coast Conference match on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles remain unbeaten on the season with an 8-0-2 record and improve to 3-0-0 in the conference. Virginia Tech is now 8-3-0 overall and 1-1-1 in the conference.
Boston College completed a two-game road trip with two overtime victories. The Eagles defeated No. 11 Maryland, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday night. The two ACC wins keeps Boston College tied for first in the conference with Wake Forest and Duke.
Blose's goal was scored five minutes into the second overtime. Kristen Mewis sent Stephanie McCaffrey into the Virginia Tech zone. The Hokies goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts came out and collided with McCaffrey outside the box. McCaffrey got up and sent the ball into the top of the box with Blose streaking towards the box. She one-timed a left-footed shot into the goal with the Hokies defense on her back.
"Thank god it was Alicia on that ball. She is one of the most calm players we have and handled the situation perfectly,'' said Boston College head coach Alison Foley, who picked up her 201st career win.
It was the third goal of the season for Blose. She now has a career-high six points on the season. Her first came against Fairfield on August 21.
The Eagles scored first as Kristen Mewis notched her fifth goal of the season. Mewis scored with four minutes left in the first half when she was set up by McCaffrey inside the box. The Eagles midfielder ripped a left-footed shot low into the near post for a 1-0 BC lead.
Mewis now leads BC in scoring with five goals, three assists for 13 points.
Virginia Tech scored the game-tying goal in the 65th minute. The Eagles defense was called for a foul in the box and the Hokies were awarded a penalty kick. Anne Lumpkin scored the penalty kick.
The two teams battled into overtime as BC had the only shot, the game-winner from Blose.
Senior Jillian Mastroianni had a season-high 10 saves in the win, while Colpitts had eight saves for Virginia Tech. Mewis led BC on offense with seven shots, while Blose had three shots and defender Alaina Beyar had two.
Boston College will enjoy a week off. The Eagles next game is on Sunday, October 2 at Clemson (1 p.m.),