CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — In a must-win situation, Boston College defeated Wake Forest 2-0 on Thursday night in the rain and snow. BC is now 11-4-2 overall and 6-4-0 in the ACC, moving into fourth place in the conference. Wake Forest ends the regular season at 12-3-3 overall and 5-2-3 in the ACC.
Not only did the win catapult the Eagles up the ACC standings, it was head coach Alison Foley’s 200th win at Boston College.
Sophomore Gibby Wagner struck first for the Eagles. Junior Victoria DiMartino fed the ball through the Wake Forest defense to Wagner. She one-timed a shot into the far post for a 1-0 Eagles lead just 10 minutes into the game.
It was Wagner’s second goal of the season, both have been game-winners. BC increased the lead in the 32nd minute when senior Julia Bouchelle ripped a low shot from inside the 18-yard box. Bouchelle’s shot when to the near post and gave BC a 2-0 lead.
Most of the second half was played in a light snow that came down heavier in the final 10 minutes of play. Mastroianni recorded her 10th shutout of the season for BC. BC had a 12-6 edge in shots, while corner kicks were even at four apiece.
No. 2 Oklahoma State 2, Texas Tech 0
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State claimed its fourth consecutive Big 12 Conference championship and capped the first undefeated regular season in program history with a 2-0 victory over Texas Tech Thursday night at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
With the win, the No. 2 Cowgirls finish 6-0-2 in conference play and head to the postseason with a 17-0-2 overall record. OSU becomes only the second Big 12 team, along with the 1996 Nebraska squad, to complete the regular season undefeated, and the Cowgirls are the first team since Texas A&M in 2002 to finish Big 12 play without a loss.
The win sent eight Cowgirl seniors out in style in their final regular season home game as that group won its 70th career game.
No. 4 Duke 1, N.C. State 0
RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke has done something only one other Blue Devil squad had done before as they claimed the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular-season title on Thursday with a 1-0 victory against N.C. State.
The Blue Devils closed the regular season with a 16-2-1 overall and 8-1-1 league mark as Duke totaled an ACC-best 25 points. Duke will be the No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship.
The Blue Devils only other ACC regular-season title came in 1994. Duke becomes only the second ACC team to post multiple ACC regular season titles (North Carolina is the other).
No. 8 Memphis 2, UAB 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two goals by Katilyn Atkins and a single-season school record 13th shutout by the defense helped Memphis (18-0-1, 10-0-1 C-USA) cap an undefeated season with a 2-0 victory at UAB (5-12-1, 2-7-1 C-USA) on Thursday.
Memphis came out of the halftime break with an aggressive attack, scoring two goals in a little more than a minute. Atkins recorded the first of her two goals on the night at 46:04. Atkins received a pass from Kylie and was credited with the goal after the Blazer keeper missed on a clearance. Davis recorded her fourth assist of the season on the play.
At 47:35, Atkins punched in another goal after her shot hit the crossbar and bounced straight down for the goal. Christabel Oduro was credited with an assist on the play, her fourth of the season.
No. 9 Virginia 2, Miami 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Morgan Brianscored twice to lead Virginia to a 2-0 win against Miami in the regular-season finale Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium. With the victory, the Cavaliers (13-3-2, 7-2-1 ACC) finish second in the ACC and will host Maryland in an ACC quarterfinal game on Sunday.
The Cavaliers and Hurricanes (9-7-1, 3-6-1 ACC) played a scoreless first half, as the best opportunity came in the eighth minute when a Miami defender blocked a shot from Caroline Miller that then hit off the outside of the post.
Virginia outshot Miami 19-2, holding the Hurricanes without a shot in the final 55 minutes of play. The Cavaliers also had a 3-1 corner kick edge. Chantel Jones didn’t need to make a save to record her 10th shutout of the season. It was Jones’ 43rd career shutout, which puts her one away from tying the NCAA career record, set by Erin Guthrie of Rutgers (2006-09).