No. 9 Women's Soccer Battled Duke to a 1-1 Draw in Double OT
Oct. 5, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, MA -
The Boston College women's soccer team remained unbeaten as the Eagles (7-0-2, 0-0-2) battled ACC foe Duke (6-2-3, 1-1-1) to a 1-1 draw in double-overtime at the Newton Soccer Field.
The momentum swayed back-and-forth all night but Boston College outshot the Duke, 13-7 and earned six corner kicks to Duke's four.
Duke would strike first as the Blue Devils scored at 58:50 in the second half when Elisabeth Redmond sent a ball in the box from the left of BC goalkeeper Sarah Buonomo. Duke midfielder Lorraine Quinn jumped on the loose ball and went to the far post past a diving Buonomo.
The Eagles did not fold as they came back at 72:57 to tie the match at 1-1. Junior Caroline Walden sent freshman Natalie Crutchfield to the corner with a beautiful pass that slipped by the Duke defense. Crutchfield sent a low ball into the box, and freshman Brooke Knowlton one-timed it to the near post for her second goal of the season.
In overtime, both teams had chances but none better than the Eagles in the second overtime period. Off a corner kick from freshman Hannah Cerrone, Cruchfield deflected the ball just wide of goal with eight minutes to play. She had another chance off BC's second corner in the stanza and sent the ball just wide.
Both goalkeepers played strong as BC's Sarah Buonomo had five saves and improved to 7-0-3 on the season. Duke's keeper Allison Lipsher (6-2-3) had seven saves, none bigger than a point blank save on Gina DiMartino's shot in the first half.
Boston College will host No. 25 Wake Forest on Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. at the Newton Soccer Fields at the Newton Campus. Duke will travel to NC State on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game against the Wolfpack.