CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Fourth-ranked Virginia extended its home win streak to 27 matches with a 6-3 victory against Boston College on Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers (12-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coastal Conference) scored a season-high six goals, while the Eagles (8-6, 1-4 ACC) suffered their third consecutive defeat.
Virginia jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as Alexis Shaffer one-timed in a cross from Kaili Torres for her fourth goal of the season. The Eagles answered three minutes later as Hayley Dowd headed in a long pass from Madison Kelly. The Cavaliers retook the lead in the 16th minute as Danielle Colaprico's free kick into box was headed in by Emily Sonnett for her third goal of the season and the ninth goal of the year by a Virginia defender.
Makenzy Doniak struck twice, just 78 seconds apart, to extend the Virginia lead to 4-1 in the 28th minute. Her first goal came as she headed in a cross from Tina Lordanou, as the transfer from Vanderbilt recorded her first assist as a Cavalier. A minute later, Colaprico's through ball found the run of Doniak, who dribbled around the keeper and placed the ball into the empty net for her second goal of the night.
Boston College scored just before halftime as Dowd converted a penalty kick in the 39th minute to cut the lead to 4-2.
The Eagles would draw within one goal in the 48th minute, as Jana Jeffrey curled a shot from 20 yards out into the corner of the net for her third goal of the season.
Doniak and Reuther netted two goals midway through the second half to make the final margin 6-3.
"Happy with the result, getting a win over a BC team that has given us fits over the years," head coach Steve Swanson said. "We picked a good time to finish tonight because we leaked a few goals at the other end."
Virginia outshot Boston College 26-6 and had a 12-0 corner kick advantage. Sophomore Morgan Stearns made one save for Virginia. Darien Dunham and Alex Johnson each posted four saves for the Eagles.