August 21, 2016
STOPPED BY THE BAR
BC women settle for tie with Arizona State
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Junior Lauren Berman scored a 60th-minute goal as Boston College played to a 1-1 draw with Arizona State before an 847 crowd at the Newton Soccer Field Sunday.
Berman one-timed a cross from sophomore defender Gaby Carreiro into the far corner of the net as BC (1-0-1) rallied from a halftime deficit for the second successive game. Arizona State (1-0-1) took the lead on Jazmarie Maderís 36th-minute goal off a set piece. Devyn Kelsey sent in a free kick from 40 yards, Mader heading past Alexis Bryant.
In the first 10 minutes, BCís McKenzie Meehan forced two saves from Megan Delaney and Kayla Jennings and Hayley Dowd had shots blocked.
BC threatened off two corner kicks, then Jennings shot wide and Olivia Vaughnís shot was saved.
At the start of the second half, the Eaglesí Jenna Bike and Meehan had shots stopped by Delaney.
The sequence for the tying goal began after Arizona Stateís Lucy Lara sent a free kick over the goal. Meehan pushed up the sideline for Carreiro, who sent a low cross into the penalty area for Berman to finish.
Both teams had chances early in the first overtime. Dowdís shot off a corner kick was saved by Delaney. Bryant stopped Lucy Laraís shot from outside the penalty area.
Two minutes into the final overtime, Bryant saved a long ball from Christina Edwards. The Eagles had two chances off a corner kick with two minutes left, both shots blocked. With 14 seconds to play, Amber Stearns hit the crossbar from just inside the penalty area.
Boston College had 26 shots, 11 on goal. ASU had 15 shots, five on goal.
Bryant had four saves and Delaney had 10 stops.
Meehan took eight shots, five on goal. Dowd had seven shots, Jennings and Vaughn had three shots. Lara and Mader had four shots.