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NEWTON, Mass. – The Virginia women’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to No. 6 Boston College Sunday afternoon at the Newton Soccer Field. With the loss, Virginia falls to 6-4-3 overall (1-3-1 ACC), while the Eagles improve to 11-2-0 overall (3-2-0 ACC).

“I am disappointed with the result, but it is hard to fault the performance,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We did enough good things to win the game and overall I thought we played well. We just didn’t make good decisions in the attacking third and couldn’t set up the quality scoring chances we could convert.”

The Cavaliers and Eagles played a scoreless regulation with the Eagles outshooting Virginia 8-5 over the first 90 minutes. Boston College got the game winner in the 94th minute as Brooke Knowlton one-timed a pass from Hannah Cerrone for her seventh goal of the season.

Overall, Boston College outshot Virginia 10-5 and had a 7-2 corner kick advantage. Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) and Jillian Mastroianni each made three saves in the goals.

The Cavaliers continue a four-match road trip on Oct. 17 as they visit No. 2 North Carolina.


Virginia (6-4-3, 1-3-1) 0 0 0 – 0
#6 Boston College (11-2-0, 3-2-0) 0 0 1 – 1

Scoring Summary
BC. Brooke Knowlton 7 (Hannah Cerrone) 94’

Shots: UVa 5, BC 10
Corners: UVa 2, BC 7
Saves: UVa 3 (Jones 3), BC 3 (Mastroianni 3)
Fouls: UVa 9, BC 10

Attendance: 759

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