College Women: Boston College is off to its best start ever after Florida State win

No. 2 Virginia's 1-0 overtime loss to Clemson on Thursday left Boston College as the only unbeaten and untied team in the ACC, and the Eagles improved to 10-0-0 -- its best start ever -- when they beat Florida State, 2-1, om Sunday.

BC scored first when Gaby Carreiro converted a penalty kick after Jenna Bike was hauled down in the area. Venezuelan star Deyna Castellanos evened the scored with a penalty kick of her own, but Bike won the game with a breakaway goal 37 seconds later.

"Clearly, Florida State is a talented team and one of the best in the country,'' said BC coach Alison Foley. "I thought we got them uncomfortable and dictated the way the game went. We need to continue the momentum from this match during ACC play.''

-- Virginia recovered from its first loss of the season to Clemson (1-0 in overtime) on Thursday, to beat No. 14 Duke, 2-1, in Durham on Sunday afternoon.

The Cavaliers took advantage an own goal by Chelsea Burns to take the lead in the 26th minute and freshman Rebecca Jarrett scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 77th minute.

"Obviously, this was an important game and a huge result for us, especially after the disappointing loss in overtime on Thursday," said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. "We really had to overcome a poor start and a very tough pressing defense from Duke, but I thought we picked up as the game went on. I'm very proud of the team, though, particularly the players who came off the bench. They really made a difference for us."

Top 25, Week 5 Results:
Friday, September 21
#1 Stanford 2 #25 Arizona 0.
(Macario 57, DiBiasi 80. Att.: 1,885.)
#5 UCLA
1 #12 Washington State 0.
(Weaver 61. Att.: 2,496.)
Sunday, September 23
#14 Duke 1 #2 Virginia 2.
(McCoy 90; own goal 26, Jarrett 77. Att.: 683.)
#23 Boston College 2 #10 Florida State 1.
(Carreiro pen. 51, Bike 75; Castellanos pen. 74. Att.: 931.)
1 comment about "College Women: Boston College is off to its best start ever after Florida State win".
  1. Bill Smith, September 24, 2018 at 2:37 p.m.

    You've reversed the WSU-UCLA result - see https://www.ncaa.com/news/soccer-women/article/2018-09-22/college-soccer-no-14-washington-state-tops-no-8-ucla-marking for the WSU victory.

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