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Women's Soccer Falls To No. 5/5 Florida St., 4-3

GK Alex Johnson had a carer-high seven saves vs. FSU.

GK Alex Johnson had a carer-high seven saves vs. FSU.

Oct. 3, 2013

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Tallahassee, Fla. - The Boston College fell to No. 5/5 Florida State, 4-3, in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Seminoles Soccer Complex on Thursday night. The Eagles are now 6-6-0 overall and 3-4-0 in the ACC, while FSU is now 10-0-3, and 5-0-2 in the conference.

In one of the wildest games of the season. BC went up 2-0 early in the game behind two goals by McKenzie Meehan. The sophomore continued her scoring streak as she found a loose ball in the box at 11th minute mark to give BC a 1-0 lead. She followed that up with a great goal from the 18-yard box when Gibby Wagner crossed the ball into open space for Meehan to strike in the 13th minute..

The Eagles held a 2-0 lead at the half, thanks in part to goalkeeper Alex Johnson. She made five saves, including three in the final 10 minutes of the half.

In the second half, the game changed dramatically as Florida State's offense woke up. To start the half, Johnson robbed FSU's Dagny Brynjarsdottir of a goal just five minutes into the half.

In the 55th minute, Carson Pickett got the Seminoles in the scoring column. BC's defense failed to clear the ball outside the box and Pickett placed a one-timer into the far post for a 2-1 game. Ten minutes later, Florida State benefitted from an own goal and the game was tied at 2-2.

FSU took a 3-2 lead in the 72nd minute, Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored her sixth goal of the season when she one-timed a cross into the box by a diving Johnson. FSU took the 3-2 lead

BC tied the game at 3-3 when senior defender Zoe Lombard headed in a cross from sophomore Lauren Bernard in the 77th minute. It was Lombard's first goal and Bernard's fourth assist of the season.

Florida State benefitted again when the Seminoles gained a penalty kick when a player was dropped in the box. Marta Bakowska-Mathews took the free kick and placed the shot to the left of Johnson for the FSU lead in the 82nd minute.

Florida State held a 21-9 edge in shots in the game. Johnson, BC's goalkeeper, had seven saves in the match, while FSU's Kelsey Wys had two saves.

Game Notes:
BC was the first team to scored more than one goal vs. Florida State this season ... Prior to this match, Florida State had only allowed four goals all season ... McKenzie Meehan has now scored a career-high 12 goals this season ... By scoring the first two goals, Meehan had scored six consecutive goals over three games for BC ... Alex Johnson's seven saves is a career-high ... BC will host Duke on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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