Nov. 14, 2009

Junior Amy Caldwell scored 33 seconds into the second half to lift Boston College to a 1-0 win over Harvard (9-7-1) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of 820 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

Boston College is now 16-3-2 on the season and will play Connecticut on Sunday, November 15 at 1 p.m. Connecticut defeated Boston University, 1-0, in double-overtime in the second match on Friday night.

Caldwell converted on a cross from Victoria DiMartino at 45:33 in the second half. Junior Brooke Knowlton started the play when she found DiMartino in the box to the right of the Harvard goalkeeper Lauren Mann. DiMartino slid the ball to the far post where Caldwell one-time a low shot into the near post for the 1-0 lead.

It was Caldwell's second game-winning goal of the season and fourth goal of the season.

BC finished the game with a 20-1 shot advantage. The Eagles put 11 shots on goal, while Mann had 10 saves for Harvard.

At the half, Boston College held a 12-1 edge on shots. The Eagles had a number of quality chances. Freshman Kristen Mewis hit the near post from seven yards out just 13 minutes into the game. Sophomore Julia Bouchelle almost converted on a near post low shot which Mann made a diving stop to keep the game knotted at 0-0 at the half.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni earned her 12th shutout of the season in goal for the Eagles. She is now 16-3-2.