In the first competitive game of the 2016-17 Boston College Athletics season, the Eagles’ women’s soccer team reversed a first half deficit to cruise past Providence College 4-1 to pick up the win on Friday night in Rhode Island.
The Eagles had to overcome some first half adversity to earn the win; after Providence’s goalie denied a BC penalty kick, Kathryn Hiller scored in the 23rd minute for PC to give the Friars the lead.
Trailing 1-0 in the 59th minute, the Eagles then went off. Excitingly, it was highly touted freshman Jenna Bike who scored BC’s first goal of the year to tie it up. Eight minutes later, another newcomer, Kayla Jennings, scored to put BC up for the first time this season.
Jennings, who transferred to BC after sitting out her freshman year at Maryland as a medical redshirt, added her second goal to extend BC’s lead to 3-1; then Hayley Dowd rounded out the second-half blowout with BC’s fourth goal.
Statistically, the Eagles completely dominated, outshooting PC 19-2 and earning 14 corner kicks to Providence’s 1.
BC will seek to carry this momentum forward on Sunday when they play their home opener against Arizona State.