Women's Soccer Falls To Boston College, 1-0, In Season Opener
Aug. 30, 2002
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Laine Ceddia recovered a loose ball in the box and put it home at the 68:55 mark as the Boston College women's soccer team downed the University of Massachusetts, 1-0, this afternoon in both squads' season opener. It was the first loss for the Minutewomen in 18 games against the Eagles.
Senior Kelly Nigh (Seattle, Wash.), playing in her first action since suffering an injury in preseason training, made a career-high 12 saves in the loss.
The Eagles outshot the Minutewomen, 36-6, but Massachusetts was able to keep it close throughout the match with great defense and goaltending.
"BC had a very well-organized defense," said UMass Head Coach Jim Rudy. "They closed us down quickly and never let us get our offense going. Our kids played hard and minimized BC's clear-cut chances on goal. Our youth really showed out there today, but it was a great learning experience that is going to help us down the road."
Kate Taylor stopped two shots for the Eagles in net.
The Minutewomen will open up Rudd Field when they host Rhode Island on Friday, Sept. 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Scoring: First Half - None. Second Half - BC, Laine Ceddia 1 (Sarah Rahko) 68:55.
Saves: Massachusetts -- Kelly Nigh 12 (90:00); Boston College -- Kate Taylor 2 (90:00).