Aug 25, 2013
NEWTON, Mass. - The Boston University women's soccer team was edged by Boston College, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at BC's Newton Soccer Field. The loss evens the Terriers' record to 1-1-0 while the Eagles, who received votes in the NSCAA preseason poll, move to 1-1-0.
BC got on the board early with a goal from sophomore McKenzie Meehan. Classmate Lauren Bernard fed a through ball into the box where Meehan was able to get a shot past BU goalkeeper Andrea Green to the far post and put the Eagles ahead, 1-0, in the third minute of the game.
BU's first scoring opportunity occurred in the 16th minute following a foul on the Eagles. Sophomore McKenzie Hollenbaugh took the free kick for BU and sent the ball into the box but BC's keeper stepped up to make the grab.
The Terriers almost netted an equalizer in the 22nd minute following another free kick. Senior Megan McGoldrick took the kick from just outside the box on the near sideline and sent it toward classmate Emma Clark who headed the ball just over the net.
Later in the first half, freshman Erica Kosienski provided the first test for BC's keeper Jessica Mickelson, as she fired a shot on target from the top of the box in the 40th minute but Mickelson made the save and the teams headed to the half with the Eagles on top, 1-0.
Senior Kylie Strom attempted to tie the game in the 52nd minute following a foul by the Eagles. The senior lined up for the free kick about 35 yards out and blasted a shot that bounced off the right post. Following the rebound, the Terriers were awarded a corner kick. McGoldrick took the kick but the Eagles defended the ball out of the box.
The Eagles outshot the Terriers for the remainder of the game to claim the victory while BU was unable to get another shot on goal.
Overall, BC totaled 14 shots compared to five for BU while the Eagles placed three shots on goal. Green finished the game with two saves while Mickelson stopped the only shot she faced.
The Terriers return to action on Friday (Aug. 30) for BU's seventh annual Terrier Tailgate. There will be a doubleheader of soccer at Nickerson Field as the BU men's team hosts Boston College at 5 p.m. and the women's team welcomes South Carolina at 7:30 p.m.