Boston College football released its full schedule for the 2021 season on Thursday, including one never-before-played matchup.
Behind a goal from freshman Sam Smith and a combined shutout effort from goalies Allie Augur and Maddie Murphy, BC beat the visiting Raiders in its first preseason game.
Because of impending thunderstorms, the teams decided to play three 30-minute periods and ultimately had to stop the scoreless exhibition with 22:40 remaining in regulation, all thanks to a spurt of lightning.
The Eagles, who, in conference play, rank 12th in the ACC in 3-point defense, have conceded 10 or more long-range shots in four-straight games, five of its last six matchups, and 11 total contests this season.
Both Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson set new season highs, in terms of scoring, on Wednesday, but the Eagles’ turnovers and minimal bench production, among other first-half blunders, did not go unnoticed.
For the second-straight game, the Eagles were trailing at the break. But in the second half, Jerome Robinson turned it on, much like he did against La Salle, willing BC to another non-conference win.
In BC’s first three regular season games, the team combined for five goals. But on Sunday, the Eagles doubled their scoring total with a dominant win over Colgate.
In her return to action after an Achilles injury sidelined her in 2014, McKenzie Meehan led BC to season-opening wins against BU and Colgate.