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Women's Soccer Falls to Pitt in Extra Time

Boston College women’s soccer lost 2-1 against the University of Pittsburgh in overtime on Thursday night. A 94th-minute goal by Pittsburgh’s Amanda West secured the win for the Panthers.

Pittsburgh was more aggressive than BC in the first half, outshooting the Eagles 8-5. The game remained scoreless, though, as neither team could find the back of the net until the second half.

BC goalie Allie Augur came up big, recording a save with four minutes left in the first half to keep the game scoreless. West was closing in on the net, but Augur was able to get in front of the ball and deny her a dangerous chance.

The first goal of the game came at the 50-minute mark when Pittsburgh midfielder Julianna Vazquez scored off a header. The Eagles would not go away, however, ramping up their offensive intensity and outshooting Pitt 12-5 in the second.

The Eagles’ first and only goal came when defender Mia Karras’s shot ricocheted off a Pittsburgh player and into the back of the net at the 74:04 mark. This was Karras’s first goal of the season.

Three minutes later, Pittsburgh looked to strike back, getting a good shot on goal, but they were turned away by BC defenders. 

The Eagles kept up their offensive intensity throughout the rest of the game, but neither team could find the back of the net in the final 16 minutes of regulation. 

With four minutes to go, BC had two chances on corner kicks but was unable to convert on either.

In overtime, the Eagles barely had a chance to set up their offense when West scored just three minutes into the extra time for her eighth goal of the season.

For the game, BC led Pitt in both shots (17) and corner kicks (6). The teams tied in shots on goal with three each.

Since starting conference play, BC has struggled to carry their early season momentum. After starting the season with eight straight wins, the Eagles have now lost three straight games. Following this loss, BC falls to a 1-4 record in the ACC and 8-4 on the season.

The women’s soccer team will look ahead toward their next game Sunday, Oct. 13 against Wake Forest at home.

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