The Boston College women’s soccer team began a new era in the best way last night, defeating UMass by a score of 2-1 in Jason Lowe’s first game as head coach of the Eagles. This is BC’s second program win against UMass, and the Eagles pulled off a victory despite being outshot 4-2 and having only 3 corner kicks compared to UMass’s 7.
In addition to a first year coach, yesterday’s game was a big one for first year players. Both BC goals were scored by freshmen, and freshman goalie Allie Augur earned the win by making 3 saves.
BC took an early lead in the game, scoring just 5 minutes into the match to take a 1-0 lead. Junior Jillian Jennings took a corner kick, which freshman Samantha Agresti was able to direct into the net for the first BC goal of the season and her first collegiate goal.
The Eagles retained their 1 goal lead for much of the match, but UMass tied things up in minute 67. It looked like overtime was coming, but Olivia Vaughn took the ball down the field late in the second half, setting up freshman Sam Smith with a perfect pass at minute 88 to ensure a BC victory.
The Eagles play their second game of the season this Sunday at 5:30 PM, when they will take on UMass Lowell.