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.
Despite the ACC Midfielder of the Year transferring from the program and losing two starters to season-ending injuries, the Eagles and first-year head coach Jason Lowe are confident going into this season.
Mia Karras shined at right back and the Eagles impressed in a 3-1 win over Vermont that featured a rain delay of over an hour.
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.
The Eagles have won the last five regular season titles, but a white-hot Northeastern side and an uncharacteristic season from Katie Crowley’s bunch has BC looking up at the holiday break.
Sam Coffey accounted for four goals with her powerful right foot, and two came off the head of Gianna Mitchell in the box as BC rolled to a 5-0 shutout of visiting Albany.
The Eagles have plenty of returners—including two that’ve recovered from injuries that cost them all of 2017—and an impressive recruiting class that bodes well for the 2018 campaign.