Meehan Leads Women's Soccer Past Syracuse, 2-1, in 2OT
Oct. 31, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Sophomore McKenzie Meehan scored three minutes into the second overtime to give Boston College a 2-1 victory over Syracuse in the final regular season game on Thursday at the Newton Soccer Field in front of 357 fans.
The win moves BC into sixth place in the ACC tournament with 19 points. Boston College is now 10-8-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the ACC. The Eagles will play at No. 3 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Syracuse finished the season at 7-11-1 overall and 3-9-1 in the conference.
Meehan scored both goals in the win to give her a conference-high 17 goals.
The Eagles won the game when Meehan one-timed a cross on the far side of the goal off a beautifully place cross from junior Stephanie McCaffrey in the 103rd minute of the match. It was Meehan's seventh game-winning goal and McCaffrey's team-high eighth assist.
BC went up 1-0 just seven minutes into play when Meehan struck for her first of the night. The play started when BC goalkeeper Alex Johnson's (two saves) ball was headed long by senior Patrice Vettori. Meehan ran onto the long ball and chipped the ball from 22 yards out to the right of the goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead.
Syracuse tied the game in the 73rd minute when Maddie Damm's shot from 24 yards out and to the right of Johnson, went to the far post and into the back of the goal.
The two teams exchanged chances but none better than junior Casey Morrison's shot off a set piece. In the 99th minute, a red card was issued to a Syracuse defender. BC's defender ripped a shot to the far corner but the Orange goalkeeper Brittany Anghel (six saves) made the play of the day and punch the ball over the crossbar to keep the game tied at, 1-1.
Boston College had an 18-7 edge in shots taken in the game. BC had eight shots on goal, while Syracuse had three. BC had eight corner kicks to zero for the Orange.
Game Notes: BC's RPI is at 33 ... The Eagles are now 17-6-0 in the final regular season game since 1990 ... In the head-to-head series against Syracuse, BC is now 7-6-3 ... McKenzie Meehan and Stephanie McCaffrey continue to lead the Eagles in scoring. Meehan now has 17 goals and one assist for 35 points, while McCaffrey added her eighth assist to go along with nine goals for 32 points ... Meehan now has a league-leading seven game-winning goals and has five multiple goal games this season.