August 24, 2012
Eagles women nip Huskies, 4-3
STORRS, Conn. – Freshman McKenzie Meehan scored twice, including the 85th-minute game-winner, as the Boston College women outlasted Connecticut 4-3 Friday evening at Morrone Stadium.
Victoria DiMartino found Meehan ten yards from goal, and the BC sharpshooter’s confident finish delivered the seesaw match to the Eagles (2-0-0).
UConn (1-1-0) struck first, as Samantha McGuire found an open Linda Ruutu, who buried the shot in the second minute for her first goal of the season.
BC tied the game late in the half. Jana Jeffrey snagged the rebound after Kristen Mewis’ shot was blocked, and snuck it past UConn goalkeeper Allison Saucier in the 44th minute.
The Eagles’ effective offside trap frustrated the Huskies throughout the first half, short-circuiting eight attacking runs. It took the Huskies until the 57th minute to regain the lead. Danielle Schulmann took a pass from Ruutu and beat BC goalkeeper Alexa Gaul for her second goal of the season. The lead was short-lived, however, as Meehan took a pass from Mewis and fired it into the net in the 59th minute to tie the game 2-2.
The Huskies surged ahead for the final time in the 72nd minute, as Schulmann set up McGuire for her second goal of the season.
Six minutes later, the Eagles tied the game at three apiece when Kate McCarthy scored off a rebound.
Boston College outshot the Huskies 18-9, and Saucier recorded the first eight saves of her career. Gaul stopped two.