Boston College women’s soccer improved to 3-0-0 to start the season after beating BU 3-1 in the Battle of Comm. Ave.
It was another impressive outing by the Eagles, who have outscored their opponents 11-2 in their first three games. They also went a perfect 2-0 in exhibition play with shutout wins against Army and Colgate.
BU’s goal came as somewhat of a consolation tally late in the match, as BC blitzed the Terriers early and often, outshooting BU 13-5 in the first half and building a 3-0 lead after 48 minutes of play.
All three BC goals were scored by key players for the Eagles, who, if they remain healthy, seem to have their deepest roster in years.
Sam Agresti had a nice touch and finish to put BC up early:
Down low for a score from Sam Agresti! pic.twitter.com/QaDwzSh6dJ— Boston College Women's Soccer (@BC_WSOC) August 26, 2021
Sophomore Linda Boama picked up her team-leading fourth goal of the year, capping off an outstanding team sequence by bursting through the BU defense and chipping the keeper to put BC up 2-0:
Jenna Bike, who is in her sixth year with BC after having both an injury redshirt and the COVID redshirt year, put a bow on it with the Eagles’ third goal in the opening minutes of the second half:
Off the pipe and into the net pic.twitter.com/9L9CNJhQzX— Boston College Women's Soccer (@BC_WSOC) August 27, 2021
In Jason Lowe’s third season as head coach at BC, the Eagles will hope their mix of veterans and talented youth can push them to a winning season.
Bike will be expected to lead the way with her skill and experience. Boama highlights the sophomore class, while BC also welcomes an infusion of freshman talent.
One highlight of the freshman class is Irish national team player Éabha O’Mahony. O’Mahony was a defensive stalwart all night for BC, while also pushing forward in the attack. She took many of BC’s corner kicks, several of which led to great opportunities.
The degree of difficulty always ratchets up for BC when they enter into the buzzsaw of the ACC season, but early returns are promising.
BC next takes on UConn Sunday at 1 PM. The Huskies are also undefeated to start the season, carrying a 2-0 record in to Sunday’s game.