Scoreless from the first half, the Eagles kicked off the second very quickly, getting multiple shots on goal in rapid succession. Then, ten minutes in, there’s a collision in the Wildcat box with a player on each side going down. Both BC’s Kayla Jennings and UNH’s Caitlyn Keenan were taken off the field, and, as it was a head injury, are likely being taken through concussion protocol. Jennings did not return to play, but remained at the game on the bench. Six minutes later, the 61’ of the game, Boston College is awarded an indirect free kick inside the sixteen. Jillian Jennings took the shot and it rebounded off the right post. Samantha Agresti tries to finish it, but is blocked by a defender, but when the ball bounces away, Francesca Venezia finds the back of the net to put the Eagles ahead.
With less than fifteen to play, Mia Karras carries the ball down the right wing and pushes into the box where Sam Smith beats the goalie to score her fifth this season. Play continues down both ends of the field, but ultimately the scores remains 2-0. This was Venezia’s first career goal, and Maddie Murphy and Allie Augur worked together to get the shutout today. The team also hosted a meet-and-greet for fans after the game!
We will return to the Heights this Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 pm with a record of 6-0-0 to play the Providence College Friars, 3-2-0.