Boston College knocks off two-seed Nebraska 4-1 to reach round of 16
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Sophomore McKenzie Meehan scored her 19th goal of the season, breaking the BC single-season scoring record, and freshman Hayley Dowd, senior Gibby Wagner and sophomore Lauren Bernard all recorded goals to lead Boston College to a 4-1 victory against Nebraska on Friday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Dowd started the scoring off in the 25th minute with an unassisted goal into the far top left corner of the net.
Meehan doubled the Eagles' lead in the 73rd minute with a cross from the middle of the field that she buried into the lower right corner of the net. Lauren Bernard assisted on the goal.
Wagner came through with her second goal of the season in the 82nd when she juked her defender and kicked it in the far side of the net.
Nebraska registered its only goal in the 84th minute when Mayme Conroy headed one between the pipes.
BC concluded the scoring in the 87th minute with an unassisted goal by Bernard. The Eagles held a 30-12 advantage in shots, the most shots let up by Nebraska all season, and had three corners to Nebraska's six.
The win marked the 21st NCAA tournament win for BC and the ninth time the Eagles have made it to the round of 16
The four goals put up by the Eagles also tied the BC record for the most goals scored in an NCAA tournament matchup.
Boston College will face Illinois at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lincoln, Neb., for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals.