Women's Soccer Alumni Enjoying Success
June 17, 2013
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It was a great weekend for the Boston College women's soccer program. On Saturday, former Eagles midfielder Kristen Mewis started for the US Women's National team in front of her home crown at Gillette Stadium.
The night was perfect for Mewis as she scored the first goal just three minutes into the game as the US team defeated the Korea Republic, 4-1. It was the sixth cap and first goal for Mewis in her career with the US Women's National team.
Mewis, who graduated from BC in December, was a first round draft selection in the NWSL by FC Kansas City in January. She travelled to the Algarve Cup with the US team and this past Saturday Mewis was able to play in front of family, friends and former teammates wearing the Red, White and Blue.
The US play again on Thursday, June 20 against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., in what will be the USA's last match before the end of the National Women's Soccer League season. BC fans can watch the game on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m.
If that was not enough, the Eagles program received more good news. Victoria DiMartino earned her first career start for the Western New York Flash and scored her first career goal as a pro. New York defeated Washington, 2-0. DiMartino was a third-round selection by New York in the NWSL Draft in January.
The New York Flash will next travel to the Chicago Red Stars on Wednesday, June 19.