No. 5/7 Women' s Soccer Falls To No. 4/4 Duke, 1-0
Oct. 6, 2011
Newton, MA -
The Boston College women's soccer team dropped its first game of the season in a 1-0 loss to Duke in a competitive ACC matchup on Thursday night in front of 723 fans at the Newton Soccer Field. BC is now 9-1-2 overall and 4-1-0 in the ACC. Duke improved to 13-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 to take over first place in the ACC.
The Eagles will hit the road again as they head to Florida to play at Miami on Thursday, October 13. BC is currently 3-0 in ACC matches on the road.
BC and Duke played an entertaining 0-0 first half. Duke carried the play early as defender Alaina Beyar cleared the ball off the goal line just four minutes into the game.
In the 41st minute of play, Boston College junior Alicia Blose had a shot from within the 18-yard box that went wide. The Eagles had three corner kicks at the end of the half but a Julia Bouchelle's header was the only shot put on frame in that flurry.
Duke scored at 67:34 when Kaitlyn Kerr made a run through the box. She one-timed a crossing pass from Gilda Doria into the far corner for a 1-0 lead.
BC's three best chances came in the second half. Zoe Lombard had a header and shot off a corner kick minutes before the Duke goal. Victoria DiMartino had two chances in the box. The first shot from 15 yards out was blocked by a Duke defender. The second chance came five feet out and just as DiMartino was about to shoot, Duke's goalkeeper Tara Campbell smothered the loose ball.
Boston College goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni had two saves, while Campbell had seven.