Women's Soccer Beats Maryland In OT, 1-0
Oct. 27, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Zoe Lombard scored in the fifth minute of overtime to propel the Boston College women's soccer team past Maryland, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Ludwig Field.
Sophomore Lauren Bernard was credited with the assist on the winning goal. BC held possession in the offensive end and earned a couple of corner kicks. Bernard sent a cross into the box on the second corner and Lombard drove it home to give the Eagles the win.
It was Lombard's second goal of the year and Bernard's fifth assist.
The first 90 minutes was evenly played with both sides taking 13 shots. BC had a 6-4 advantage in the first half and both teams had early chances. Maryland's Ashley Spivey put a shot on goal just 34 seconds in but junior Alex Johnson made the early save. A minute later, BC had a great chance when junior Stephanie McCaffrey put a shot on net. The Maryland defense came together to keep the shot out of the net.
Later in the half, both sides came even closer to putting the first goal on the board. Maryland's Alex Doody took a shot in the 44th minute that hit the post and then McCaffrey did the same just 1:19 later.
The second half saw a lot of action in the front end as there were eight shots in the first 17 minutes. Spivey threatened again a couple of times and nearly gave Maryland the lead in the 47th minute. She put a shot on net that Johnson got a hand on. The ball then hit the post but stayed out.
Sophomore McKenzie Meehan had a couple of opportunities six minutes later, forcing the Maryland keeper to make a save. Johnson made two more saves for BC before time in regulation expired.
Rachelle Beanlands made three saves for Maryland (9-9-0, 5-7-0 ACC) while Johnson was credited with six stops.
Boston College (9-8-1, 5-6-1) closes out the regular season on Halloween when it hosts Syracuse at 4 p.m.