Duke spoiled the women's soccer team's undefeated record last night, beating BC 3-2. The Eagles are now 8-1-1 overall and 0-1-0 in ACC play.
The game was evenly matched for much of the first half, but Duke dominated in the second as the Eagles started to tire out. Alexis Bryant was assessed a red card at 10:38, so BC played with one less player for 80 minutes of the match. Erin Seppi entered the game to take over in goal and BC had to continue a player down. Seppi immediately faced a penalty kick resulting from the red card, and Duke went up 1-0.
BC tied the game up 14 minutes later when McKenzie Meehan scored on a penalty kick for BC. The teams went into halftime tied 1-1.
At the 48 minute mark, Hayley Dowd scored her 5th goal of the season to give BC their only lead of the game. Duke tied the game up at the 56 minute mark, taking advantage of a nearly wide open goal. It was around this pound that BC started to get visibly tired out, but they kept fighting for the rest of the game.
Duke secured their lead at 77:12, with 13 minutes to go in the game and BC was unable to stage a comeback.
BC will take on ACC foe Pittsburgh on Thursday at 7 PM at home and will then head to Louisville for a Sunday afternoon game on the 25th.