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No. 5 Women's Soccer Falls To No. 5 Pepperdine, 1-0

Sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey was shut down by the Waves defense on Saturday.

Sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey was shut down by the Waves defense on Saturday.

Sept. 29, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. -

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Boston College women's soccer suffered a tough 1-0 non-conference match against No. 20 Pepperdine on Saturday afternoon at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on the campus of Harvard University. Boston College is now 8-2-2 overall. Pepperdine improved to 8-3-0 overall.

Pepperdine's Callie Payetta scored in the 47th minute off a cross from Amy Holtz. It was Payetta's first goal of the season.

Boston College outshot the Waves 11-5 in the first half. Freshman McKenzie Meehan, who had five shots in the game, had the best chance in the half when she broke through two defenders off a great pass from freshman Jana Jeffrey. Meehan had two defenders on her sides and toed the ball towards the goal but the Waves goalkeeper Roxanne Barker made a sliding save to preserve the 0-0 tie at the half.

Two minutes into the second half, Boston College let a ball go through the box from the left of goalkeeper Alex Gaul. The ball landed on the foot of Payetta just outside the box and she placed in into the far corner for the 1-0 lead.

BC continued to press on as Gibby Wagner shot from inside the box was blocked but the rebound was sent wide to Victoria DiMartino. The senior had an open shot from just inside the left side of the box and the shot went wide to the right. In 70th minute, BC had three shots in a row from DiMartino, McKenzie Meehan and Patrice Vettori, but nothing broke through the stingy Waves defense.

In the 83rd minute Kristie Mewis had a shot go off the post, followed by another bouncing rebound which the Waves knocked out of the end line.

Boston College held a 20-7 edge in shots taken. The Waves had five shots on goal, while BC had just three. The Eagles had an edge in corner kicks, 8-1.

BC will travel to play North Carolina on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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