Oct. 4, 2012
BC - UNC
Chapel Hill, NC -
The No. 13 Boston College women's soccer fell to ACC foe No. 14 North Carolina, 1-0, at Fetzer Field. Boston College is now 8-3-2 and 2-2 in the ACC. North Carolina is now 6-3-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the conference.
Boston College will stay in North Carolina to play at Duke on Sunday, October 6 at 1 p.m. In tonight's action, Duke defeated Virginia Tech, 3-2, in overtime.
The two teams battled to a 0-0 first half. UNC controlled play as Boston College had three shots compared to nine for the Tar Heels. Eagle sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey had two good chances in the first half as she broke behind the defense both times. Both times, the UNC defender closes quickly and McCaffrey could not get a shot off.
North Carolina got on the board just two minutes into the second half. Ranee Premji scored on a one-timer from a cross from Kealia Ohai. Ohai's cross landed just outside the box and Premji was alone with time to place her shot into the back of the goal.
After UNC scored, the Eagles awoke and began to put some pressure the Tar Heel defense. Senior Victoria DiMartino had the first two shots of the half, including one from inside the box on a nice touch pass from Stephanie McCaffrey. UNC goalkeeper Adi Gay made a diving save on the shot to keep the Tar Heels up 1-0. Minutes later off a corner kick, junior Zoe Lombard had a header off the corner kick which went high and wide with 25 minutes to play in the game. At that point, BC had a 4-1 lead in the shots taken in the half.
In the 64th minute of the match, Kristen Mewis finally had space and had a shot but it sailed just high of the goal. In the 78th minute, junior Kate McCarthy had a great chance when she bicycle kicked a ball from just inside the box to the far post. Gay was there for the save and to preserve the UNC one goal lead.
BC finished the game with nine shots. Kate McCarthy and Victoria DiMartino each had two shots. Both teams had three shots on goal. UNC had nine corner kicks to five for the Eagles.