Wow - fresh off a tough defeat at the hands of Stanford on Sunday, the women's soccer team looked incredibly impressive this afternoon in a 3-0 drubbing of Brown to improve their record to 3-1 on the season.
There was a very nice crowd on hand, with a ton of kids - more kids than I've ever seen at a BC soccer game - and BC athletics did a great job, hosting a kids game at halftime and giving away "We are BC" drawstring bags to all fans in attendance. They have definitely stepped up their presence at soccer games so far this season, and for that I am very grateful. It appears that the athletic department is taking the marketing part of their job far more seriously this year; let's hope it yields results in the form of increased fan support.
The game itself was Eagle domination, start to finish. BC was faster, stronger, craftier, hungrier - Brown could do nothing, really. Brown had two very good chances on goal, one in each half, and freshman keeper Jillian Mastroeinni tipped both aside with nice saves.
On the other side, Brown keeper Breanna Hogue was helpless against a 15-shot BC attack. Caroline Walden scored the first goal, ripping a long, low shot from outside the box that rolled into the corner of the net, past an outstretched Hogue; she was screened on the shot and didn't jump for it until the last second.
Goal number two was a work of art - Kelly Henderson slipped it past a defender on the left wing to Alaina Beyar, who outran the defense and knocked the ball past Hogue. Gina Dimartino had a nice tip-in in front of the net late in the game to put the nail in the coffin.
It was a good day all around: the men's soccer team beat Villanova, 1-0, and the field hockey team beat Quinnipiac, 2-0. Volleyball lost to South Carolina 3-0 in Kingston, RI, the only blemish on the day - hopefully they can bounce back tomorrow as they continue tournament play in the Ocean State.
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