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September 15, 2012
Mewis hat trick leads 8-1 rout of Harvard

Kristen Mewis scored her first career hattrick as BC rolled over Harvard 8-1.
Kristen Mewis scored her first career hattrick as BC rolled over Harvard 8-1.
Photo by John Quackenbos/Courtesy of Boston College Sports Information
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Kristen Mewis tallied her first career hat trick to lead No. 5 Boston College to an 8-1 victory over Harvard in a non-conference match on Saturday night at Soldiers Field.

Boston College improved to 7-0-2 . Harvard drops to 3-2-1. BC is now 6-0-1 against Harvard since the 2005 season. Saturday night’s victory is the largest margin of victory between BC and Harvard. The last time BC scored eight goals was against Holy Cross on Sept. 17, 2006.

“I thought we had a lot of players that moved the ball really well for us,’’ said BC head coach Alison Foley. “Two players put in exceptional games for us. Casey Morrison was an incredible leader in the back and truly was a treat for people to watch her play. Kristie scored a hat trick and broke the all-time scoring record. Tonight she showed why she is the best player to date to wear a BC uniform.’’

Mewis, a native of Hanson, Mass., scored her first goal just five minutes into the game. Mewis accepted a long pass from Lauren Bernard and placed a shot from 10 yards out in front of the net past Bethany Kanten.

Less than two minutes later, the Crimson knotted the game, 1-1 as Aisha Price sent a long throw in pass from the left side, and Weisman got a foot on it, hitting the ball into the right side of the net.

In the 14th minute, Mewis tallied her second score of the game, as she sent a shot in from the left side of the box that deflected into the net, making it a 2-1 game.

In the 31st minute, BC extended its lead to 3-1 on a penalty kick by Gibby Wagner, and then went up, 4-1, when McKenzie Meehan grabbed her own rebound and tipped in a shot from 5 yards out.

In the 43rd minute, BC capped the scoring in the opening half when Patrice Vettori slipped a pass through a scrum in front, and Jana Jeffrey kicked the ball into the right side of the net.

BC added two scores early in the second half by Mewis in the 48th minute and Victoria DiMartino at in the 50th. DiMartino’s goal came on a penalty kick. In the 61st minute, McKenzie Meehan dribbled through the Harvard zone and finished for the final goal of the game.

The Eagles held a 25-15 edge in shots on goal. Each team had only one corner kick in the game. BC goalkeeper Alex Gaul played 57 minutes and had two saves, while junior Jessica Mickelson recorded four saves in the game. Harvard used three goalkeepers in the match. Bethany Kanten had nine saves, while Cheta Emba had five saves.

The hat trick by Mewis is the first recorded by a BC player in two seasons. The last BC player to record a three goal games was Victoria DiMartino vs. Brown in the 2010 season.

The six points scored in the game gives Mewis 96 career points, the new program record. She passed Sarah Rahko ’03 who has held the No. 1 spot in career points scored since the 2002 season. Mewis also extended her point scoring streak to nine games. She now has the top two scoring steaks recorded in the Eagles history. As a sophomore, Mewis tallied an assist or goal in 11 straight games. She has also scored eight goals in the last five games.

BC will have a couple days off and then prepare for a two-game ACC road trip. The Eagles will play at No. 14 Wake Forest on Thursday, Sept. 20, followed by a match at No. 9 Virginia Tech on Sunday, Sept. 23.

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