Boston College women’s soccer posed little obstacle to No. 1 UNC as the Tar Heels extended their ACC regular season unbeaten streak to 39 games.
Amanda West scored the game-winning goal in the 94th minute, helping Pittsburgh beat the Eagles, 2-1, in overtime Thursday to notch their first ACC win in three years and one day.
N.C. State scored in the final 10 minutes of both halves, beating the Eagles, 2-0, to hand BC its second straight loss.
When a program loses its head coach of 22 years, chances are that the following year is a step back. Instead, under Jason Lowe, the Eagles won their first six games and are largely on pace with last year’s terrific season.
Behind goals from Olivia Vaughn and Emily Langenderfer, the Eagles came away from Starkville with a win and a second straight season with an unbeaten run in non-conference play.
Senior forward Francesca Venezia broke a scoreless deadlock in the 60th minute, and Sam Smith added an insurance goal late as BC moved to 6-0 on the year with a win over the Wildcats.
Olivia Vaughn, who sat out the whole spring, scored twice and added an assist as the Eagles surged past visiting UMass Lowell for their second win in a row.
The Eagles gave up a season-high four goals in the disappointing first round loss to visiting Hofstra, crashing out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round despite outshooting the Pride 28-6.
The Eagles hadn’t lost at home this season, but were dealt their first defeat in crushing fashion, bowing out of the ACC quarterfinals with a shutout loss to Clemson.
BC needed a win over Pittsburgh and a loss by either Louisville or Virginia and got both of them, rolling to a 7-0 shutout of the visiting Panthers while the Cardinals fell to Virginia Tech around the same time.