Aug. 24, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn Huskies women's soccer team lost an up-and-down battle as they fell to the No.10 Boston College Eagles, 4-3, on Friday evening at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies drop to 1-1-0 and the Eagles improve to 2-0-0 on the season.
Mckenzie Meehan netted the game winner, as she took a pass from Victoria Dimartino in the 85th minute from 10 yards out to score her second goal of the game that gave the Eagles the lead for good.
UConn struck first in the 2nd minute, as Samantha McGuire (Fishkill, N.Y.) found an open Linda Ruutu (Espoo, Finland), who buried the shot for her first goal of the season and the early lead.
Boston College tied the game at one late in the second half, as Jana Jeffrey took the ball after Kristen Mewis' shot was blocked, and snuck it past UConn goalkeeper Allison Saucier (Rocky Hill, Conn.) at 43:02.
The Huskies were called for offsides eight times in the first half, and this is an issue that head coach Len Tsantiris recognizes as missed opportunities.
"We were a little naive in the first half. We could have had maybe two or three more opportunities which would have been a different score. Those were golden opportunities."
UConn regained the lead in the 57th minute as Danielle Schulmann (Saddle River, N.J.) took a pass from Ruutu and beat Boston College goalkeeper Alexa Gaul for her second goal of the season.
The lead would not last for long, however, as Meehan took a pass from Mewis and fired it into the net in the 59th minute to tie the game at two.
The Huskies regained the lead at 3-2 as Schulmann set up Mcguire in the 72nd minute for her second goal on the season.
Boston College tied the game at three apiece as Kate McCarthy took a rebound in the 78th minute and found the back of the net.
"I think we played well. We had our chances to win. We are young in a lot of positions and I thought we gave them a game. At the end I was optimistic but they're good players and they got what they needed," added Tsantiris.
Boston College outshot the Huskies 18-9 in the game, and Saucier recorded the first eight saves of her career.
The Huskies host the University of Maine Black Bears Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.