WOMEN'S SOCCER: BC Blows Out CCSU In Seven-Goal Rout
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 00:10
The women’s soccer team pelted a pair of Central Connecticut State University goalkeepers with 20 shots on Wednesday evening. Improving to 8-7-0 on the season, the Eagles did not have the look of a team that entered the match with a .500 record, as they embarrassed their non-conference opponent 7-0 away from home.
A hat trick from Stephanie McCaffrey and two goals from the prolific McKenzie Meehan saw BC trample the Blue Devils.
It was level play until the Eagles started the scoring 14 minutes in. Casey Morrison was assisted by Patrice Vettori for the junior defender’s first goal of the season. Less than a moment later, the Eagles doubled their advantage when McCaffrey beat the CCSU keeper unassisted.
Meehan grabbed her first of the night just over 20 minutes into the match when Madison Meehan slid her through. The scorer ripped the ball over the keeper’s head and into the upper 90.
Madison had another assist to McCaffrey six minutes after the intermission.
It was 4-0 with under 30 minutes to play, after McCaffrey slotted home her third goal of the night, an unassisted strike in the 62nd minute. The junior striker tallied a total of seven shots on target during the match.
Ten minutes later, Hayley Dowd got on the scorers’ sheet, before McKenzie topped off the night seconds from full time with help from Andrea O’Brien.
BC’s performance was dominant to say the least, as the Eagles had 17 attempts in both halves of play, totaling for 34. To put that into perspective, the Eagles averaged 14 shots per game coming into the match.
Goalkeeper Alex Johnson started the match, but was not called into action in the contest.
Her replacement, Jessica Mickelson, was forced preserve the visitor’s clean sheet when a shot from CCSU’s Kelly Halligan tested the BC keeper in the second half.
McKenzie Meehan has 15 goals on the season and sits atop the ACC’s scoring chart, while McCaffrey nudged her way into double digits scoring with her trifecta.