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No. 14 Women's Soccer Upsets No. 3 Virginia, 1-0, In ACC Action

Sophomore Gina DiMartino set up the game-winning goal on a nifty pass to freshman Natalie Crutchfield.

Sophomore Gina DiMartino set up the game-winning goal on a nifty pass to freshman Natalie Crutchfield.

Oct. 28, 2007


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Freshman Natalie Crutchfield scored her second career goal late in the game as No. 14 Boston College upset No. 3 Virginia, 1-0, in an ACC match in front of 823 fans at the Newton Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles earned their 10th win of the season (10-3-3) and improve to 3-3-2 in ACC play. Virginia is now 5-1-3 in the ACC and 11-2-4 overall.

Crutchfield, who earned her first start of the year, received a beautiful pass from sophomore Gina DiMartino in the box. Crutchfield collected the ball and took a quick low shot to the far post by the Virginia goalkeeper Chantel Jones (six saves) at 87:12 in the match. It was Crutchfield's second game-winning goal of the season, while DiMartino notched her team leading fifth assist.

Boston College kept Jones busy all day as they had eight shots, six in the second half. Crutchfield's goal is only the fifth goal let up by Jones this season. BC's Hannah Cerrone and Brianna Wilson-Byrne led the offensive attack with two shots each off of free kicks. The Eagles defense contained the Virginia offense allowing only three shots, one in the second half.

The Eagles did suffer an injury to their starting keeper Sarah Buonomo in the 72nd minute of play. Buonomo collided with Cerrone and Virginia's Shannon Foley when the Cavaliers sent a long ball into the box. Buonomo's legs were taken out from under her and she left the game. BC sophomore Mae Shamir entered the game and played the final 18 minutes of action.

BC sophomore Melissa Gimpel had a great chance in the 79th minute of play but Jones came up big for the Cavaliers. Gimpel would then set up freshman Brooke Knowlton in the box and the forwards shot from two feet out was corralled by a diving Jones to keep the game knotted at 0-0.

Virginia's best scoring chance came in the 75th minute when Shannon Foley got her foot on a loose ball in the box. Shamir came out of the goal to grab the ball crossed from the left side but it bounced and Foley sent a soft shot to the near post. Cerrone came from the weak side and slid the ball from the goal mouth.

Boston College will now play at Maryland on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. The Eagles will close out the regular season on Nov. 4 at Virginia Tech.

BC Notes:
The Eagles honored the 2007 senior class - Kia McNeill and Kelly McGrane prior to the match ... Sophomore Gina DiMartino now has five assists this season. She had five assists as a freshman ... Natalie Crutchfield now has two game-winning goals. Freshman Brooke Knowlton had three ... Mae Shamir saw her first ACC action when she came into the match at 71:27. She has now seen 64 minutes of action this season ... This is the 10th consecutive season the Eagles have notched double-figures in victories. BC is now 10-3-3 overall.

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