CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – With a week to prepare for the No. 13 Boston College Eagles, Virginia Tech used the time to its advantage, controlling the first half and taking a 1-0 lead into the intermission. Yet BC would come back with two goals in the second frame to secure the 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon. Tech falls to 9-6-2 overall and 3-3-2 in ACC play with the loss. Boston College is now 11-4-2 overall and 5-3-1 in the ACC.
Junior Emily Jukich gave Virginia Tech the lead in the 25th minute with her 13th goal of the season. Classmate Julian Johnson added her seventh assist of the season. Johnson, already Tech’s career assist leader, now has 24 helpers in her three seasons with the Hokies.
The first half was all Virginia Tech as the Hokies out shot Boston College 9-5. However, the Eagles would rebound from their slow start in the final 45 minutes.
In the 65th minute, Amy Caldwell tied the match at one-all. Caldwell tallied her third goal of the season with an unassisted far-post shot past Tech keeper, Kristin Carden.
Jukich had an opportunity to net another goal for Tech, one-touching a loose ball from the left side, but the BC keeper stuck her hand out to stop the ball short of the goal.
The Eagles’ Brooke Knowlton put BC on top for good at the 71:16 mark, one-tipping a pass from Gina Dimartino into the goal. The score was Knowlton’s seventh of the year.
The two halves proved to be complete opposites, as Boston College out shot the Hokies 11-2 in the second period. BC also attempted eight corner kicks in the final frame, compared to just one by Tech.
Rookie Carden made two saves in her 13th career start, while allowing both Eagle scores. Her Boston College counterpart, Jillian Mastroianni, recorded five saves in the match.
Virginia Tech ends the regular season with two home matches this coming week. The Hokies host No. 19 Wake Forest at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. No. 11 Duke travels to Blacksburg on Sunday, Nov. 2 to face Tech on senior day. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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