COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Forward Taylor West tipped in a goal eight minutes into the second overtime to give James Madison a 2-1 win against No. 18 Boston College on Sunday.
JMU won its second consecutive overtime decision and fourth consecutive game to improve to 5-2 on the season. It is the team’s longest winning streak since 2010. Eighteenth-ranked Boston College lost its second game in a row to drop to 4-4 on the year.
Forward Bethany Ashworth added her second goal of the year while back Dana Allaband earned her third assist. Midfielder Saskia Chelmowski tied for a game-high five shots. two of them finding the target.
Boston College was led by back Jacqui Moorfield with a goal on five shots, including three on goal. Midfielders Emma Plasteras and Paige Norris each contributed assists with Plasteras firing four shots in the game.
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Goalkeeper Lena Wimmert made five saves to earn the win in net for James Madison. She allowed one goal in 93 minutes to improve to 5-2 on the season.
Eagles’ goalkeeper Leah Settipane made seven saves and allowed two goals.
JMU outshot Boston College 19-14 for the game, including a 15-8 advantage in regulation. The Dukes attempted 12 penalty corners to the Eagles’ nine, but trailed 7-5 in saves for the day.
The teams held each other scoreless for the first 65 minutes before Madison struck for the game’s first goal. On a JMU penalty corner, Ashworth tipped in a pass from Allaband to put her team ahead.
The Eagles came back to tie the score less than two minutes later. The goal came on a penalty corner with Norris passing to Plasteras who set it up for Moorfield. Moorfield’s blast from the edge of the scoring area found its way into the back of the cage.
The score remained even through the first 23 minutes of overtime action before West tipped a ball past Settipane for her third goal of the year and the ninth of her career.