CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 18 Boston College used two second-half goals to defeat the Dartmouth women's soccer team 2-0 at the Newton Soccer Stadium on Wednesday.
Dartmouth (1-4-0) had shots on goal from defender Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) and forward Aly O'Dea (Irvine, Calif.) while freshman goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders made a career-best six saves in 75:50 minutes of action. Senior goalkeeper Colleen Hogan (Houston, Texas) made her first appearance of the season in the second half and made one save in 14:10 minutes of action in net.
Sophomore midfielder Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) had a chance late in the half to put the Big Green on the board. In the box, she had the ball on her foot for a shot but the Boston College goalkeeper came out to make the save. Dartmouth had several scoring opportunities late in the game but couldn't slip anything in behind the Boston College goalkeeper.
Midway through the second half, Dartmouth had a great scoring chance built off the strong play of sophomore midfielder Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.). She played a great through ball and caught the foot of O'Dea who ripped a shot forcing the Boston College goalkeeper Jillian Mastrioianni to make a save. The Big Green were able to force the Eagles into the middle of the field which opened up several passing lanes allowing Dartmouth to get some balls into the Boston College end of the field but they couldn't put anything in the net.
Boston College opened the scoring in the 50th minute of the game on a goal from Gibby Wagner. The Eagles sealed the win with another score in the 70th minute as they moved to 5-0-2 on the season.
The first half was a defensive battle from both squads. Boston College held a 5-2 edge in shots but the Big Green held its own on the defensive end of the field, stifling Boston College's potent offense as the teams went into the first half knotted at, 0-0.
Saunders had a good first half in net against pressure from the Boston College offense. The rookie made several impressive saves including a diving save that she just barely tipped away with her fingertips.
Dartmouth returns home to Burnham Field for a matchup with Maine on Sunday (Sept. 18). Kickoff between the Big Green and Black Bears begins at 1 p.m. Fans can follow the action live with livestats and live video (fee) at DartmouthSports.com.