No. 8 Maryland Stuns Women's Soccer, 3-2, In OT
Oct. 11, 2012
Newton, Mass. -
Despite a goal and assist by senior Kristen Mewis, Boston College suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 8 Maryland in an ACC game on Thursday night in front of 467 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.
Boston College is now 8-5-2 on the season and 2-3 in the ACC, while No. 8 Maryland improved to 10-3-2 and 5-1-1 in the conference. BC will host NC State on Sunday, October 14 at 1 p.m. Maryland will travel home and host Miami at 1 p.m.
Maryland's Hayley Brock scored a breakaway goal one minute into overtime to give the Terrapins the win. Brock broke in on a bouncing ball between two BC defenders. Brock then slid the all under the diving BC goalkeeper Alex Gaul from just inside the box.
Boston College opened the scoring early in the game when sophomore Casey Morrison tallied her first goal of the season. Morrison received the ball just inside the box off a corner kick from Kristen Mewis. The defender settled the ball at her foot and ripped a shot to the near post for a 1-0 BC lead in the 11th minute.
Maryland tied the match in the 24th minute when Shannon Collins shot from 25-yards out curled into the far post over Gaul. Gabby Galanti put Maryland ahead with six minutes to play in the half. On a loose ball, a BC defender slipped on her attempt to clear the ball which left Galanti alone in the box. The Maryland forward placed the ball to the right of Gaul for a 2-1 lead.
The Eagles had a great chance with three minutes to play in the half when Mewis sent a ball into the box. The ball was tipped by Meehan but the referee called the play off side. A minute later, Meehan broke in on the Maryland defense but her shot just went wide of the goal.
Mewis had the first two chances in the second half on set pieces. The first from 25 yards out flew wide to the right of the keeper. The second chance was low into the box and was cleared by a Maryland defender with 33 minutes to play in the game.
The senior had a great chance with 23 minutes to play when she ripped a left-footed shot that just sailed over the crossbar. A minute later, Mewis tied the game on a penalty kick with 22 minutes left in the match. Mewis was awarded the PK when a Maryland defender was called for a hand ball in the box.
BC outshot the Terrapins, 19-7. The offense was led by Mewis who had nine shots, eight in the second half. Stephanie McCaffrey had four shots in the match. The Eagles also had the edge in corner kicks, 7-2.