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McKenzie Meehan Two Goals Leads Women's Soccer To Victory

Aug. 24, 2012

Chestnut Hill, MA - Freshman McKenzie Meehan scored two goals including the game-winner in Boston College's wild 4-3 victory over Connecticut on Friday night at Morrone Stadium. The Eagles improved to 2-0-0, while UConn is 1-1-0.

Meehan notched the game-winner from 10-yards out off a pass from senior Victoria DiMartino in the 85th minute. The rookie striker's first goal was in the 59th minute and it knotted the game at 2-2.

UConn took a 3-2 lead in the 71st minute but Eagles junior Kate McCarthy responded to tie the match in the 77th minute. McCarthy knocked in a rebound off a hard shot from Gibby Wagner. It was McCarthy's first goal of the season, and her first since the 2010 season.

The Eagles fell behind early in the game as UConn's Linda Ruutu scored with just a little over a minute into the first half. BC's freshman Jana Jeffrey tied the game at 1-1 in the 43rd minute. It was Jeffrey's first collegiate points.

BC outshot the Huskies, 18-9 in the match. The Eagles also had 11 corner kicks to Connecticut's one. Senior Maddie Payne and freshman McKenzie Meehan led the offense with three shots apiece.

The Eagles controlled the play in the first half. Mewis had a shot from just outside the box 20 seconds into the match. BC held an 11-4 edge in shots in the first half.

Mewis struck for the first goal of the game in the 41st minute when she ripped a left footed shot from 20 yards out into the near post. Senior Maddie Payne set up the goal as she sent a ball into the middle of the park for Mewis to strike. It was Payne's first appearance on the field since the 2010 season, as the midfielder from California did not play in the 2011 season.

Alexa Gaul had two saves in goal for BC. UConn's goalkeeper Alison Saucier had eight saves.

Game Notes:

• BC's next game is on Sunday, August 26 at Boston University at 7 p.m.

• This was freshman McKenzie Meehan's first multiple point game as she notched two goals in the win.

• Senior Kristie Mewis assisted on Meehan's game-tying goal in the 58th minute. It's the second time this season the two have connected for a goal. Mewis now has 28 career assists.

• Senior Victoria DiMartino notched her first point of the season on an assist to Meehan's game-winner. DiMartino now has 84 career points, just 10 points away from tying the all-time leader in BC's history - Sarah Rahko '03.

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