Boston College 2, Dartmouth 1
Boston College 2, Dartmouth 1Nov. 10, 2005
STORRS, Conn. - Junior Colleen Kelly (Potomac, Md.) tallied once, but the No. 30 Dartmouth women's soccer team could not overcome an early 2-0 deficit and fell to No.14 Boston College, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on the campus of the University of Connecticut late Thursday night. Boston University upset Uconn, 1-0, in double overtime in the early game and the second match did not kick off until almost 9:20 p.m. in cold and blustery conditions. With the loss, the Big Green closes out its season at 12-5-1, while the Eagles improve to 12-5-2.
"We played played and we played our hearts out," said senior Christina Ferraris. "We just made two mistakes, but I don't think our play was disappointing."
BC opened the scoring in the 30th minute when Molly Dane blasted a shot to the top right corner of the net off an assist from Jenny Maurer. Dane returned the favor a few minutes later when she set up a goal for Maurer. After Mauer took a corner kick, she passed to Dane who passed the ball back to Mauer, who dribbled in and scored in the 38th minute.
Kelly answered for Dartmouth less than three minutes later when her header found the back of the net at the 40:27 mark. Junior Sarah Johnson (Shorewood, Minn.) picked up the assist on the play.
"In the second half, they gave us a lot of respect," explained Big Green coach Angie Hind. "They put more players in the midfield and they frustrated us so that we couldn't create chances. It is a tough way to end the season, but I am proud of what we have done."
The game was nearly identically statistically with BC holding a 12-11 edge in shots and a 4-2 advantage in corners.
Sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Webb (Danvers, Mass.) made four saves for the Big Green, while the Eagles Arianna Criscione also made four stops.
Shots: Dartmouth 11, BC 12
Corner Kicks: Dartmouth 2, BC 4
Saves: Dartmouth (Amanda Webb, 90:00, 2 GA, 4 saves); BC (Arianna Criscione: 90:00, 1 GA, 4 saves)
Fouls: Dartmouth 13, BC 13
Offsides: Dartmouth 0, BC 1
-- Courtesy Dartmouth