11th-ranked BC women’s soccer ended another impressive week with a win over #23 North Carolina State on Senior Day at Newton Soccer Field this afternoon. After the two win week, the Eagles now stand alone in second place in the conference, trailing on UNC.
This match was more lopsided than the final score lets on, with BC dominating possession most of the game. The Eagles’ offense saw several scoring opportunities before Sam Coffey broke through in the 34th minute off an assist from Jenna Bike, with a shot that bounced off the far post and in. Olivia Vaughn added a second goal three minutes later after beating two Wolfpack defenders and putting one past NC State keeper Sydney Wooten. Wooten would be busy, making six saves, including one on a second half PK attempt.
Alexis Bryant recorded her 21st career shutout, but had a fairly quiet afternoon with the Eagles picking off most of the NC State attacks at midfield. Bryant did make three saves, including one diving stop of a PK in the second half. The nationally ranked Wolfpack looked overmatched all around; the Eagles outshot them 18 to 6 and allowed only three shots on goal.
The Eagle wins over Virginia Tech and NC State this week bring their record to 13-1-0 (5-1-0 ACC). They will travel to Miami for their lone game this week, before entering a grueling stretch of road games at #17 Duke and #3 North Carolina the following week. Make sure to tune in for the match against Miami on ACC Network Extra (stream on Watch ESPN) at 7PM Saturday night.