No. 10 Boston College Falls To Florida State, 1-0
Nov. 22, 2008
Boston College women's soccer team NCAA Tournament run ended in a 1-0 loss to Florida State at the Seminole Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles finish the season at 15-6-2, while FSU improved to 16-2-3 and will play at Notre Dame next weekend.
Boston College surrendered the only goal of the game at 64:32 in the game. BC cleared a Florida State corner kick but the ball landed on the foot of FSU's Sarah Wagenfur. She punched the ball back into the box. Wagenfur's ball was then deflected into the goal, over the BC goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni by Tori Huster.
The Eagles best scoring chance in the first half came 26 minutes into the play when Brooke Knowlton slipped the ball into the box for an on-coming Stephanie Wirth. The freshman forward slid in an attempt to push the ball by a diving FSU goalkeeper Kate Milstead about eight yards from the goal. The Seminoles keeper deflected the ball enough to keep the game knotted at 0-0.
With just under 20 minutes to play in the half, Mastroianni kept the game even when she deflected a Tiffany McCarty offering over the cross bar. FSU out-shot BC 12-5 in the first half.
Florida State had two chances to start of the half but neither developed into a threat. After Huster's goal, Boston College applied some pressure.
The Eagles earned two corner kicks in a row. On the first corner, junior Kelly Henderson's header went wide. On the second corner kick, Henderson's shot was blocked by a defender in front of the goal. The ball deflected off a number of players and finally cleared away from the goal area.
Mastroianni came up big for BC with just under 13 minutes to play. The freshman made a diving save off a deflection off the foot of Katrin Schmidt from seven yards out. She finished the day with nine saves, tying her career-high.
Boston College's senior defender Caroline Walden started her 85th career game ... Freshman goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni finished the season with a 0.79 GAA, good enough for fifth best in the program's history ... This was Boston College's fourth round of 16 appearance and third in the last four years ... The Eagles have also earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament sixth straight years and 12 times in the history of the program.