After 11 days off, the BC women’s soccer team finally made their ACC debut with a dominant 3-0 win over Syracuse. The Eagles offense took off quickly with a pair of successful corner kicks in the first half. Freshman Kayla Duran recorded her first career goal at 11:19 off a rebound from a Syracuse defender. The offense struck again off another corner at 16:06 with a Kayla Jennings header off the Sam Coffey assist.
The BC defensive pressure continued to impress and the Orange struggled to stay in the offensive zone and create chances. They mustered only three shots to BC’s ten in the first half. Carly Leipzig broke through for one more goal at 75:56 off a cross from Riley Lochhead and Sam Coffey. Coffey now leads the NCAA in assists with nine. The Eagles dominated the possession most of the game, ending the night with nine corners and eight shots on goal.
The Eagles will return to action on Saturday when they will face #7 Florida State at 1PM in Newton. The team has now matched the program’s best start since 2006 at 9-0-0. They will try to break into the top 25 and match the university’s record for longest win streak (10 games in 1983) on Saturday. The Wake Forest match that was postponed during the hurricane will now be played on Thursday, September 27 in Winston-Salem, with BC’s home game against Clemson being pushed back to Sunday, September 30.