The Boston College Eagles earn their second win this season tonight in front of a full home crowd, leading the UMass Lowell River Hawks 4-1 during their very first meeting with this local team. Five minutes into the game, Riley Lochhead sends a beautiful cross into the box for senior Olivia Vaughn to knock right back over the goaltender’s head and into the corner for her first of the night. Not even three minutes later, Vaughn passes from the right wing up to Sam Smith, setting her up for an impressive under-pressure goal that would later be the game winner. This is the second consecutive game where a freshmen has scored the winner, setting quite the pace as the season just kicks off.
Vaughn scores the third goal of the night from just inside the box, and she takes home a career high five points. In the final ten minutes of the first half, Alison Heckman nets a rebound, scoring her first career collegiate goal and point. This closes out the scoring for the Eagles. Just about halfway through the second half Lily Fabian scores for UML, but BC’s opening speed and strength was too much for a comeback. BC’s freshman goalie Maddie Murphy starts her career with a one-save win.
The Eagles are back on the Heights again this Thursday at 5:30pm against the Boston University Terriers.