CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Meredith McDermott hit the equalizer in the 61st minute on Sunday (Oct. 22) as Virginia (7-3-6, 2-3-4 ACC) played to a 1-1 draw with Boston College (3-9-5, 0-6-3 ACC) at Klöckner Stadium.
50’ – BC: Aislin Streicek (Laura Gouvin)
61’ – UVA: Meredith McDermott (Maggie Cagle)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Boston College got its chance on a counter early in the second half. After a Virginia attack was turned away in the 50th minute, the Eagles turned on the attack and Laura Gouvin played a long ball through the middle to the feet of Aislin Streicek. The play pulled Virginia’s keeper off her line and the Eagles’ forward side-stepped her as she slid for the stop and finished on the open net.
Meredith McDermott hit the equalizer for the Hoos in the 61st minute. Maggie Cagle received the ball out wide and played the ball in to McDermott near the corner of the six. McDermott redirected it with one foot to turn and send it in to the right of the keeper with her left-footed strike.
NOTES ON THE GAME
- Meredith McDermott’s equalizer was her seventh goal of the season to tie Maggie Cagle for the team lead.
- Cagle’s assist on the McDermott goal was her seventh of the season and she now has a team-leading 21 points.
- Virginia is now 11-7-3 against Boston College and has not dropped a contest with BC since the 2011 season.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“It was a difficult result for us. Obviously we needed the three points and we worked hard to try to get them, especially at the end, but the quality of our play most of the day for 90 minutes wasn’t there. We didn’t generate enough on the attacking end and that was the difference in the end. Boston College was very organized and they deserve a lot of credit. That’s life in the ACC as they say.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia heads out on the road to close the regular season with a Thursday night (Oct. 26) matchup at Syracuse. Kick is set for 7 p.m. on ACCNX.