October 19, 2016
BU women crush Crusaders
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Chelsea Churchill scored two goals as the Boston University women’s team took a 3-1 win over Holy Cross in a Patriot League match at Smith Soccer Stadium Wednesday night.
The Terriers (6-10-1 overall, 6-1-0 PL) improved their unbeaten streak to seven games in winning the Turnpike Trophy Series match. BU outshot the Crusaders (2-10-2, 1-3-2), 15-11.
Churchill scored in the 37th minute off a Hannah Wilcox feed following a failed clearance. In the 42nd minute, Churchill finished off a give-and-go with Rachel Blauner. Jesse Shreck increased the lead to 3-0 off a Libby Closson-Erica Kosienski combination in the 57th minute. Allie Neumann cut the Crusader deficit in the 85th minute.
"As far as the play went, it was more even than the score indicated, which is what we talked about at halftime,” BU coach Nancy Feldman said. “We needed to be more dynamic in our movement and I thought that in the first 15 minutes of the second half, we established that type of play.
"In a lot of ways (Holy Cross coach) Casey Brown and I coach the same way, and that's not because she 'drank the Kool-Aid' but because we have a lot of the same ideologies. I had mixed feelings coming into the game because I want her to be successful and I want her to play great. I told my team before the game, whenever we play someone we care about, it doesn't change that we want to be the best that we can be but we also want them to be the best they can be.
"Chelsea Churchill is a spark-plug kid. She played that role last year and you saw that tonight. Even though she hasn't been scoring this year, she comes off the bench and she gives us an offensive spark.”