Dowd’s Brace Fails To Lift BC Over Wake

Emily Fahey / Heights Editor

The Boston College women’s soccer team began its trip to North Carolina with a high-scoring 4-3 loss to Wake Forest Thursday evening.

Sophomore Hayley Dowd continued her goal-scoring streak, netting two of BC’s three goals on the night, making her the leading ACC goal scorer at 14. Her offensive efforts were not enough to keep the Demon Deacons at bay, though.

Dowd’s first goal came seven minutes into the game, and was in response to a Wake Forest goal scored within five minutes of the whistle blowing.

Dowd won the ball from a defender, took a couple steps, and fired past the Demon Deacons goalkeeper.

After Teegarden headed in another goal off of a corner, BC mustered a response, this time in the form of Andrea O’Brien.

O’Brien latched onto a pass from Stephanie McCaffrey, firing it into the back of the net without taking a touch. Thus, she tied the score line at 2-2, heading into halftime.

Midway through the second half, Dowd gave BC its first lead of the game, as she found herself in a 1-on-1 situation with the goalkeeper, and slotted the ball home to the bottom right.

This lead faded in the 68th minute, as Wake Forest scored off of one of its 10 corners in the game.

Wake Forest took its third and final lead with about 10 minutes left in the game. Riley Ridgik raced past a BC defender to put the ball into the net from about eight yards out. She solidified the goal line at 4-3.

With the high-scoring goal line came a relatively large number of shots for both sides. Wake Forest outshot the Eagles 25-13, forcing BC goalie Alex Johnson to make 10 saves in the game.

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