August 26, 2012
Falling behind early, BC wins derby with BU
BOSTON - Boston College sophomore Stephanie McCaffrey scored two goals to lead No. 10 Boston College past No. 19 Boston University, 3-1, on Sunday night at Nickerson Field.
BC is coming off a tough 4-3 victory over UConn on Friday night. With the win over BU, the Eagles are now 3-0-0. BU drops to 2-2-0.
Boston University struck first as Madison Clemens put away a left-footed shot into the near post for a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute.
McCaffrey, who earned All-ACC Rookie team honors last season, tied the game in the 28th minute. McCaffrey lofted her shot over junior goalkeeper Andrea Green, who came out of the box to defend the Eagles speedster.
BC went up 2-1 when Kate McCarthy knocked home a corner kick from senior Kristen Mewis in the 57th minute.
McCaffrey put the game away in the 73rd minute when she out-hustled a defender to a loose ball and went to goal. McCaffrey ripped a shot into the top right corner for a 3-1 BC lead.
The Eagles held a 17-10 advantage in shots. BC also had eight corner kicks to three for the Terriers. BC's goalkeeper Alex Gaul made five saves, while Green had nine saves.