No. 21/13 Women's Soccer Defeats No. 7/4 Wake Forest, 2-0
Oct. 27, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
In a must win situation, the Boston College women's soccer team defeated No. 7/4 Wake Forest, 2-0, on Thursday night in the rain and snow. BC is now 11-4-2 overall and 6-4-0 in the ACC, moving into fourth place in the ACC. Wake Forest ends the regular season at 12-3-3 overall and 5-2-3 in the ACC.
The two teams will meet again in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Wake Forest will stay in Newton in preparation for Sunday's showdown against Boston College at the Newton Soccer Field at 1 p.m. Admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Not only did the win catapult the Eagles into fourth place in the ACC, it was head coach Alison Foley's 200th win at Boston College.
Sophomore Gibby Wagner struck first for the Eagles. Junior Victoria DiMartino fed the ball through the Wake Forest defense to Wagner. She one-timed a shot into the far post for a 1-0 Eagles lead just 10 minutes into the game.
It was Wagner's second goal of the season, both have been game-winners. BC increased the lead in the 32nd minute when senior Julia Bouchelle ripped a low shot from inside the 18-yard box. Bouchelle's shot when to the near post and gave BC a 2-0 lead.
Wake Forest's best chance came in the 23rd minute when Rachel Nuzzolese ripped a shot that BC goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni tipped over the cross bar. Nuzzolese had a direct kick a minute later from 22 yards out that just sailed high.
Most of the second half was played in a light snow that came down heavier in the final 10 minutes of play.
Mastroianni recorded her 10th shutout of the season for BC.
BC had a 12-6 edge in shots, while corner kicks were even at four apiece.