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Boston College Women’s Soccer Falls to #2 Duke in ACC Quarterfinals

Duke too much for Eagles in tourney opener

women’s soccer bceagles.com, Jon Quackenbos

BC Women’s Soccer entered the ACC tournament quarterfinals in Durham, North Carolina riding the momentum of a double overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night. They unfortunately ran into a Blue Devils team that was undefeated in ACC play and ranked #2 in the nation. Duke went up 3-0 in the first half on goals by Chelsea Burns, Imani Dorsey, and Kayla McCoy.

Duke had entered the afternoon with 13 regular season shutouts, but Carly Leipzig was able to spoil this one with a one-timer off a corner kick in the 75th minute. This has been a strength for the Eagles who ranked 4th in the country in corner kicks this season. Duke held on during the final minutes despite a BC offensive push to advance to the semifinals vs. Virginia on Friday.

This was the Eagles’ first trip to the tournament since 2013. They end the season at 10-9-1. The future looks bright for the Eagles, who were led in scoring by freshman Sam Coffey this season (19 points). They are also likely to return injured starters Gaby Carreiro (2016 assist leader) and Jade Ruiters who both missed all of the 2017 season.