Nov. 12, 2010

Courtesy of BC Athletics

Chestnut Hill, MA -

For 13 games Boston University did not let up a goal. On Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Boston College scored two second half goals to earn a 2-1 victory over the Terriers (16-6-0) in front of 958 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

Early on it looked like BU would continue the unbeaten streak as the Terriers jumped ahead 1-0 behind a goal from Tiya Gallegos at 12:04 in the game. The lackluster Eagles were outshot 5-1 in the half by the Terriers.

"The ACC is a great conference,'' said BC Head Coach Alison Foley. "Every game you're in the hot seat. I believe in the character of this group. I believe they have fight.''

The momentum changed in the second half as BC made some on field adjustments. The Eagles attack pressed until Victoria DiMartino became the first to score on BU in 13 games. DiMartino received the ball down the line from defender Alaina Beyar.

DiMartino, who had not scored a goal in the last six games, dribbled up field and from just outside the 18-yard box to the right of the goalkeeper, the sophomore sent a ball to the far corner giving BC a 1-0 lead at the 77 minute mark.

"It was meant to be a cross for the post. We worked on that in practice,'' said the sophomore from Massapequa Park, New York. "I guess it was just luck.''

Just five minutes later Julia Bouchelle would notch the game-winner. Kristen Mewis took the ball to the corner and crossed it from the right of the goalkeeper. Bouchelle, a junior midfielder, made a run from the middle of the field and flicked it by the goalkeeper for her first goal of the season.

It was the first loss for Boston University since September 12 when the Terriers suffered a 3-0 loss to Virginia.

BU held the edge in shots, 12-8, while BC had five corner kicks to BU's two.

Game Notes: 
Freshman midfielder Kate McCarthy earned her first career start for the Eagles. She played a career-high 78 minutes in the match ... The win gives Boston College six victories in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the last seven years ... Kristen Mewis led the offense with five shots ... Mewis picked up an assists to give her a career-high of 11 on the season. She now has nine goals, 11 assists for a career-high 29 points ... Zoe Lombard, a freshman defender, played her third consecutive game. Lombard also played a career-high 58 minutes on defense ... Junior goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni improved to 14-6-1 on the season. Her overall record is 48-16-5.