Women’s soccer drops season opener

Assistant Sports Editor

The women’s soccer team lost its season opener to Boston College for the second straight year Sept. 4, falling by a 5-0 score.

The Eagles, ranked No. 16 in the nation, dominated offensively, outshooting the Bears 31-8, while their defense kept Brown off the board.

Boston College struck quickly after the first whistle blew. Just two minutes into the game, Eagles forward Victoria DiMartino found a pass off the rebound from a teammate and shot it past Bears’ goalkeeper Brenna Hogue ’10 into the net. DiMartino scored another goal, unassisted, twenty minutes later to put the Eagles in a comfortable position with a 2-0 lead. 

The Bears had some chances in the second half, but could not deliver a goal.

In the 61st minute, Sylvia Stone ’11 ran with a loose ball into the Eagles’ box, but she shot high. Another forward, Erika Lum ’11, narrowly missed a scoring opportunity when her shot from outside the box hit the goal’s crossbar.

The Eagles never eased their offense, as they notched three more goals during the second half. Steffi Yellin ’10 replaced Hogue, who saved seven shots in the first half, after halftime and notched six saves of her own.

The Bears will look for their first win of the season this weekend at the Arizona Classic. They will face off against host Arizona on Friday night and the University of San Diego on Sunday afternoon.