NEWTON, Mass. – The No. 14 Virginia women’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 18 Boston College in its road opener Sunday at the Newton Soccer Field. The Eagles used a pair of second half goals to improve to 6-0-2 overall (1-0 ACC), while the Cavaliers fell to 7-2-1 (1-1 ACC).
“It was a disappointing result, given the game,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We played some good soccer in spurts, but we were not consistent enough. We are getting punished for the mistakes we make. We played well enough to win, but we can’t keep shooting ourselves in the foot.”
The teams played a scoreless first half, with each team recording three shots. Boston College took a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute as Stephanie McCaffrey stole a ball and scored on a breakaway. The Eagles doubled their lead in the 70th minute as Casey Morrison converted a penalty kick by sliding the ball to the right of the keeper. Boston College scored on two of its three second-half shots.
Virginia outshot Boston College 13-6 for the game and had a 10-3 corner kick edge. Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) made one save for the Cavaliers, while Jillian Mastroianni made five saves for the Eagles.
The Cavaliers continue their four-game road trip next Sunday as they visit No. 7 North Carolina. Game time at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill is 3 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally by ESPNU.
#18 Boston College 2, #14 Virginia 0
#14 Virginia (7-2-1, 1-1-0) 0 0 – 0
#18 Boston College (6-0-2, 1-0-0) 0 2 – 2
1. BC. Stephanie McCaffrey 2 (unassisted)
2. BC. Casey Morrison 2 (penalty kick)
Shots: UVa 13, BC 6
Corners: UVa 10, BC 3
Saves: UVa 1 (Chantel Jones 1), BC 6 (Jillian Mastroianni 5, Team 1)
Fouls: UVa 10, BC 10