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Boston College Women’s Soccer Falls to Wake Forest in Overtime

The Eagles give up their first loss of the year in a hard fought battle in Winston-Salem

The 11th-ranked Boston College Eagles suffered their first defeat of the season tonight in tough overtime loss against Wake Forest. The Eagles began their weekend road trip with a makeup game in Winston-Salem, a match that had originally been postponed by Hurricane Florence. They were able to jump out to the early 1-0 lead with a Kayla Jennings goal off a corner kick at 11:48 for her third of the season. Sam Coffey notched her ninth assist of the season on the play; she leads the NCAA in total assists. While BC outshot Wake nine to two in the first half, Wake Forest’s Mariah Lee was able to get one past the BC defense for a goal at 31:17.

The Demon Deacons put up ten shots in the second half, but the Eagle defense was able to withstand the attack led by the strong play of Alexis Bryant. Bryant had 3 saves and came out of the goal to disrupt more scoring chances in the second half. Wake Forest had a final chance when they drew a foul with 8 seconds left on the clock, but the free kick sailed over the crossbar and the game was sent to overtime.

The heartbreaker came in the first overtime period. Estelle Laurier put the sudden death goal in at the 97th minute mark on a breakaway shot after getting around Bryant. Despite taking 18 shots, and 9 shots on goal, the Eagles came up short for the first time this year. They now hold a record of 10-1-0, and hope to bounce back on Sunday at 1PM at Clemson.