Boston College women’s soccer defeated the University of Miami Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday evening in their first ACC win of the season in Newton.
One minute into the first half of the game, Gaby Carreiro took a penalty shot to give BC their first goal of the night. This impressive shot defined the night for the Eagles, who kept up their offensive gameplay throughout the remainder of the first half.
Carreiro, one of the standouts of the game, made frequent runs up the left side with excellent crosses to the center that were unfortunately not picked up by her teammates.
In the final ten minutes of the half, Miami upped their offense, making headway into the Eagles' half. In a tense moment, Miami’s Sierra Frey ran up the right line, passing BC’s defense and making it into the corner. BC’s Riley Lochhead managed to block Frey, but Miami was still given a corner kick. Carreiro intercepted the ball and made what looked like the perfect pass, but the Eagles were unable to get the ball out of the box.
The second half began as well as the first for the Eagles, with Olivia Vaughn scoring BC’s second goal of the night in the second minute of the half. Throughout this half, BC was able to maintain its momentum, making controlled plays and dominating the field to keep the game largely in Miami’s half of the field.
Ten minutes after Vaughn scored the second goal for the Eagles, she managed another, redirecting the ball across the goal line from a cross from Jade Ruiters.
In the 31st minute of the second half, Ruiters sent the ball from the left side of the field to the penalty spot where Sam Smith was able to head the ball into the goal. This was Smith’s eighth goal of the season and the final goal of the game.
BC’s cleaner and more effectively executed plays in the second half of the game enabled them to carry out their outstanding 4-0 victory against Miami and their first win of the ACC conference.
The Eagles face tough competition in their next match as they take on No. 22 Louisville at 12 p.m. on Sunday at home.