Oct. 2, 2011
BC 4, Clemson 0
Clemson, SC -
Senior Stephanie Wirth scored her first two goals of the season to lead No. 7 Boston College past Clemson, 4-0, in an ACC match at Historic Riggs Field on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 4-0 in the ACC and 9-0-2 overall, while Clemson dropped to 0-5 in the conference and 5-7 overall.
The Eagles 4-0 start in the ACC is the best start for the BC since joining the ACC in 2005. Boston College is the only team in the ACC without a loss in the conference and overall.
The Eagles opened the scoring when Wirth scored off a corner kick from Kristen Mewis in the 37th minute of the game. It was Wirth's first goal of the season, while it marked the third straight game which Mewis notched a point. Sophomore Zoe Lombard was also credited with an assist on the goal.
The Eagles went up 2-0 with one minute to play in the half when Stephanie McCaffrey scored her third goal of the season. McCaffrey broke in one-on-one against the Tigers goalkeeper Morgan Hart on a pass from senior Alaina Beyar.
At the half, Boston College led the Tigers in shots, 10-3. BC also had two corner kicks to zero for Clemson.
BC put the game away from freshman Rachel Davitt notched her second career goal. Davitt scored off a cross from Victoria DiMartino in the 61st minute of the game. Wirth scored the final goal from 12 yards out when Mewis threaded the needle and sent her teammate into the box alone.
Boston College finished with a 21-9 edge in shots, while the corner kicks ended tied at 4-4. BC goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni picked up her ninth win and eighth shutout of the season.
Boston College has won three straight road games in the ACC. It marks the first time BC had achieved three consecutive road games in the conference. The Eagles did win three straight ACC games in the 2008 season but all three were at the Newton Soccer Field.
Junior Kristen Mewis has notched a point in the last three games. She recorded a goal vs. both Maryland and Virginia Tech. Mewis picked up two assists vs. Clemson. She now has six goals and five assists for a team leading 17 points. Mewis has not notched a goal or assist in seven of 10 games.
BC head coach Alison Foley picked up another victory to give her 198 career victories, just two away from 200. Foley is now 198-89-28 at BC.
Freshman Stephanie McCaffrey notched a goal, giving her two goals and two assists in the last four games.
Senior Alaina Beyar's streak was broken vs. Clemson. Beyar had played every minute of every game this season. She left today's game with 10 minutes left to play.
Boston College will host No. 4 Duke on Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Newton Soccer Field. Admission is free. Fans can follow the match on gametracker at www.bceagles.com or Twitter/BCSportsNews.