Box Score Oct. 9, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team extended its home win streak to 27 matches with a 6-3 victory over Boston College Thursday night in front of 1,745 fans at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. The Cavaliers (12-1, 4-1 ACC) scored a season-high six goals, while the Eagles (8-6, 1-4 ACC) suffered their third consecutive defeat.
Junior Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) had two goals and an assist to lead the Cavalier offense, while senior Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) had a goal and two assists. Sophomores Alexis Shaffer (Cary, N.C.) and Morgan Reuther (Chantilly, Va.) each had a goal and an assist and junior Emily Sonnett (Marietta, Ga.) also scored for Virginia.
“Happy with the result, getting a win over a BC team that has given us fits over the years,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We picked a good time to finish tonight because we leaked a few goals at the other end. We did some good things tonight, and scoring six goals is something we can be happy about. It was also disappointing to give up almost as many goals tonight as we had all year, and that is a pride thing for us. We can learn from this game and continue to get better as a team.”
Virginia jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as Shaffer one-timed in a cross from Kaili Torres (Fleming Island, Fla.) 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 Colaprico’s free kick into box was headed in by Sonnett for her third goal of the season and the ninth goal of the year by a Virginia defender.
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 Iordanou (Upper Brookville, N.Y.), 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 a placed the ball into the empty net for her second goal of the night and her team-leading eighth goal of the season.
Boston College got one goal back just before halftime as Dowd converted a penalty kick in the 39th minute to cut the lead to 4-2. It was her second goal of the night and her 10th goal of the season. The game went to halftime with the 4-2 score, as Virginia outshot Boston College 14-4 over the first 45 minutes.
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.
Virginia responded with two goals midway through the second half to make the final margin 6-3. Colaprico one-timed in a Doniak cross in the 63rd minute for her fourth goal of the season. Two minutes later, Reuther notched her third goal of the year, knocking in a pass from Shaffer after a cross from Brittany Ratcliffe (Williamstown, N.J.).
The six goals were a season-high for the Cavaliers and their most in an ACC regular season game since a 6-0 win at Clemson in 2010. The six goals were also the most allowed by Boston College since a 6-0 loss to Notre Dame in the 1996 season opener.
Overall, Virginia outshot Boston College 26-6 and had a 12-0 corner kick advantage. Sophomore Morgan Stearns (San Antonio, Texas) made one save for Virginia. Darien Dunham and Alex Johnson each played a half in goal for the Eagles, posting four saves each.
The Cavaliers will conclude their two-game homestand on Sunday (Oct. 12) as they host NC State. Game time is 2 p.m. It will be Scarf Day at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium as the first 1,500 fans will receive a Virginia soccer scarf.
#4 VIRGINIA 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
Boston College (8-6, 1-4 ACC) 2 1 – 3
#4 Virginia (12-1, 4-1 ACC) 4 2 – 6
1. UVa. Alexis Shaffer 4 (Kaili Torres 3) 10′
2. BC. Hayley Dowd 9 (Madison Kenny 1) 13′
3. UVa. Emily Sonnett 3 (Danielle Colaprico 8) 16′
4. UVa. Makenzy Doniak 7 (Tina Iordanou 1, Morgan Reuther 2) 27′
5. UVa, Makenzy Doniak 8 (Danielle Colaprico 9) 28′
6. BC. Hayley Dowd 10 (penalty kick) 39′
7. BC. Jana Jeffrey 3 (unassisted) 48′
8. UVa. Danielle Colaprico 4 (Makenzy Doniak 7) 63′
9. UVa. Morgan Reuther 3 (Alexis Shaffer 3, Brittany Ratcliffe 4) 65′
Shots: UVa 26, BC 6
Corners: UVa 12, BC 0
Saves: UVa 1, BC 8
Fouls: UVa 7, BC 12