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BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

August 19, 2016
FLYING START
BC Eagle women power past Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Freshman Kayla Jennings scored two goals and sophomore Gaby Carreiro had two assists as the Boston College womenís team rallied for a 4-1 victory over Providence in both teamsí season-opener at Chapey Field Friday night.

Freshman Jenna Bike scored in the 59th minute to tie the game. Providence went ahead as Kathryn Hiller headed in at the far post off a Kayla Steeves corner kick in the 24th minute.

BC came out strong in the second half, Bike one-timing a cross from Carreiro, who led the Eagles with seven assists last season, at the far post. Six minutes later, Jennings broke the deadlock, scoring on a rebound following a Carreiro cross, after the Friars failed to clear a corner. In the 74th minute, Jennings headed in a rebound off the crossbar. In the 87th minute, senior Hayley Dowd scored her 33rd career goal, fifth on the BC all-time list, after going in alone after a steal.

"I thought we made the necessary adjustments in the second half and came out with a much better tempo,'' BC coach Alison Foley said. "It's a solid road win and now we need to focus on Arizona State (Sunday).''

Bike, Jade Ruiters and Samantha Hiatt made their first collegiate starts.

Sophomore Alexis Bryant picked up her seventh career victory and 15th career start.

The Eagles had the edge in shots, 19-2. McKenzie Meehan had seven shots. Bike, Dowd and Jennings had three shots.

   
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