WOMEN'S SOCCER: BC Rolls Past Duke At Home
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 00:10
In a battle of ACC foes, the Boston College women’s soccer team squared off against Duke in a home matchup yesterday afternoon.
Junior Stephanie McCaffrey’s hat trick catapulted the Eagles to a 4-1 victory over the Blue Devils.
McKenzie Meehan sparked the BC scoring barrage with her team-leading 13th goal of the season, scoring off of a penalty kick 21 minutes into regulation. The sophomore’s goal was then followed up with the first leg of McCaffrey’s trifecta, which gave the Eagles a 2-0 advantage nearly halfway through.
Duke threatened to come back, however, as Blue Devil Laura Weinberg executed a one-timer in the 48th minute and cut the BC lead to one. The Eagles struggled to maintain their precarious lead throughout most of the second frame. Yet McCaffrey broke the defensive gridlock with a solo performance that put her name atop the stat sheet and the game out of reach.
The junior forward turned a through ball from teammate Patrice Vettori into BC’s third goal of the game, and capped off her hat trick in fitting fashion soon after—with an unassisted strike past Duke goalie Ali Kershner.
Between the 83rd and 89th minutes of regulation, McCaffrey single-handedly doubled the Eagles’ total goal output.
While McCaffrey dominated play on the offensive end, BC goalie Alex Johnson was steady between the posts. The junior smothered four of the five shots on goal sent her way on the afternoon.
Yesterday’s victory marked the Eagles’ fourth win in conference play, bringing their overall record to a game over the .500 mark at 7-6.