No. 8 Women's Soccer Improves to 5-0 with win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sept. 14, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, MA -
The Boston College defense was the story again as the Eagles backline held Wisconsin-Milwaukee to just three shots in a 1-0 non-conference victory at the Newton Soccer Field on the campus of Boston College.
"I'm very happy with how we played today; this was our most complete performance this season against a perennial NCAA tournament team," said Boston College head coach Alison Kulik.
BC defenders - juniors Kerri McNicholas, Caroline Walden, Brianna Wilson-Byrne and freshman Hannah Cerrone - along with junior goalkeeper Sarah Buonomo allowed only one goal and held opponents to 6.2 shots per game. Buonomo earned her fourth shutout of the season and now holds a 0.20 GAA. Wisconsin-Milwaukee best threat came in the first minute of action and from then on the defense shut down the Panthers offensive attack.
The Eagles offense was in full gear as they out shot the Panthers, 20-3. Boston College struck in the first half when sophomore Kelly Henderson scored off pass from junior Kia McNeill at 28:31 in the game. McNeill battled for a ball sent in by Gina DiMartino. The senior forward out-hustled a Panther defender and just slid the ball into the box where Henderson ripped a shot by a defenseless W-Milwaukee keeper.
The offense continued to pressure the Panthers defense. Henderson almost had two goals as her header just went wide in the 70th minute. Caitlin Hiler also had a great chance when she drilled a shot off the crossbar in the 75 minute.
Boston College, ranked 8th in the country by the NSCAA, is now 5-0 on the young season and will host former Big East rival Syracuse on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.