No. 4 Boston College Tops Bulldogs

Megan Ashforth. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Megan Ashforth. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Falls To Second Straight Ranked Opponent

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Yale women's soccer team got to see first hand why fourth-ranked Boston College is one of the most potent offensive teams in the nation. Five different players had goals to lead the Eagles to a 7-0 victory over the Bulldogs at Newton Campus Field. Brooke Knowlton led the way, tallying her first career hat trick.

Boston College, which has now scored 23 goals in its seven games, wasted little time getting on the board. Knowlton tallied her first goal just 5:42 into the contest. Victoria DiMartino made it 2-0 midway through the first half when her left-footed blast from 20 yards out found the back of the net.

Yale (1-4) wasn't without chances in the first half. Enma Mullo and Becky Brown both had shots saved by BC goalkeeper Jill Mastroianni.

The Eagles then put the game away by scoring three goals in a 5:46 stretch early in the second half.

Boston College (6-0-1) finished with a 27-6 edge in shots.

The Eagles were the second straight ranked opponent for the Bulldogs, who fell 1-0 to No. 14 Duke on Sunday.

Yale returns to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium to host Sacred Heart on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The Bulldogs host Syracuse on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity