3. WOMEN: Boston College shows scoring touch


In women's preseason action involving Top 25 teams, No. 10 Boston College, whose biggest need this season will be increased scoring, erupted for three first-half goals to beat No. 12 Connecticut, 3-1, on the road Friday night. Kia McNeill, Tara Luciani and Caitlin Hiler scored for BC, which got a pair of assists from Jenny Maurer. UConn's only goal was scored by sophomore Brittany Taylor.

-- No. 21 Illinois finished its exhibition season with a 2-1 win against No. 16 Marquette. Juniors Ella Masar and Kristy Weeks provided the Illini goals. Marquette brought the game within a goal in the 42nd minute when Allison Mallams tapped in a pass from Meghan Connolly.
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