The 8th-ranked BC women’s soccer team and the Miami Hurricanes played to a draw in Coral Gables tonight. The Eagles outshot Miami eighteen to six, but also were whistled for fourteen fouls to the Hurricanes’ three.
Jenna Bike set up the first goal with a shot that drew a penalty late in the first half. Sam Coffey converted the PK at 33:14 to put the Eagles up 1-0. Miami’s Mallory Olsen evened the score at 70:41 with a breakaway goal after getting past Gianna Mitchell and soaring one over Alexis Bryant into the far corner of the goal. BC had plenty of opportunities in the second half, but could not break through. They had nine corner kicks, including back to back set pieces in the final minute of play. Miami goalkeeper Fallon Tullis-Joyce made seven saves in regular time.
Both sides traded chances in the first overtime period. The Eagles saw two more corners and an Olivia Vaughn breakaway off a Sam Coffey feed, but could not finish. Bryant made a diving stop in the opening minutes of the second overtime period. BC was able to set up four more shots but the game drew to a close for a 1-1 tie.
This was BC’s first draw of the season, bringing their record to 13-1-1 (5-1-1 ACC). The lone loss and tie have both come in overtime on the road. The Eagles will enter their most challenging stretch of the season next week as they travel to North Carolina to take on #3 UNC at 3PM on Thursday and #11 Duke at 1PM on Sunday.