BC women’s soccer needed a solid win to propel them into the playoffs, and they got it tonight with a 7-0 victory over Pittsburgh in the final match of the regular season. After a three game road skid that included two losses and a draw, the Eagles absolutely dominated Pitt, piling on seven goals on twenty-seven shots.
The Eagles dictated possession in the first half and poured in five goals. Sam Coffey and Kayla Jennings each scored a pair before being pulled from the game by Coach Foley. Sophomore Mia Karras scored her first goal of the season off an Emily Langenderfer assist. Carly Leipzig added the fifth goal just before halftime. Sam Coffey, Jenna Bike, Gianna Mitchell, and Mijke Roelfsema all notched assists.
Coach Foley subbed liberally after the first four goals, allowing most of the starters to rest with the postseason just around the corner. The second half brought more of the same, with Jillian Jennings connecting for her first goal of the season off Jenna Bike and Olivia Vaughn. Backup keeper Maddie Murphy saw the last twenty minutes of play and came up with a big save off a Pitt corner kick at 82:22.
The Eagles finish the regular season with a record of 14-3-1, the program’s most wins since 2010. BC’s win – and a loss for Louisville- pushed them from fifth to fourth place in the conference, earning them a first-round home game in the tournament. This is very good news for the Eagles, who were a perfect 11-0-0 at Newton Soccer Field this season. They will host the ACC quarterfinal game on Sunday at 1 PM against Clemson.