September 2, 2012
PUSHING PAST PACIFIC
Three players score in BC win
STOCKTON, Calif. – Three different players scored to give Boston College a 3-0 win over Pacific at Knoles Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles are now 4-0-1 while Pacific falls to 0-5-0.
“Pacific is a competitive and committed team. A tough opponent after an overtime match we played on Friday with Stanford,’’ said Boston College head coach Alison Foley. “We were resilient, focused and took care of business. A great road trip but we are excited to get back home and play in front of our fans on Wednesday.’’
Senior Kristen Mewis kept her scoring streak alive as she gave BC a 1-0 lead at 21st minute with a penalty kick. The Eagles received the PK after a Pacific defender took Victoria DiMartino down in the box.
The goal by Mewis gives her a goal or assists in five consecutive games. She now has two goals and four assists for a team-leading eight points.
Freshman Jana Jeffrey struck in the 43rd minute giving BC a 2-0 lead. Jeffrey out-dueled Pacific defenders to the ball that was sent in the box from senior Maddie Payne. The rookie midfielder one-timed the ball into the near post.
The final goal was scored by Friday night’s hero Stephanie McCaffrey. The sophomore striker scored the game-tying goal in the 1-1 overtime match vs. Stanford. The goal ended the Cardinal's 51-game winning streak on their home field.
McCaffrey was in the right place at the right time on Sunday afternoon. Her first shot was saved by Pacific’s goalkeeper Tashia Long (four saves). It was the rebound that McCaffrey pounced on and put in the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
BC edge Pacific in shots, 13-8, while both teams had seven corner kicks. BC split the goalkeeping duties as Alexa Gaul started and had two saves. Junior Jessica Mickelson saw her first action this season and played the final 15 minutes.
The Eagles will host Northeastern on Wednesday, September 5 at the Newton Soccer Field at 7 p.m.