Oct. 11, 2012
NEWTON, Mass. - Junior Hayley Brock scored in the 92nd minute to give the No. 6 University of Maryland women's soccer team a 3-2 overtime victory over No. 23 Boston College at the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field.
The victory lifts the Terps to 11-3-2 overall on the season and to 6-1-1 in ACC play. The win also keeps the Terrapins atop the ACC standings with 19 points. The Eagles fall to 8-5-2 overall and 2-4-0 in the conference.
"We were under a ton of pressure tonight by a good athletic Boston College team," said Maryland head coach Jonathan Morgan. "For the first time all season I think we were clearly dominated in the run of play. However, our group showed their character tonight. Even when the soccer wasn't good and it seemed like nothing could go our way, our girls dug in and found a way to get a much-needed result.
"Every season there's a game or two where it just doesn't click and it seems you can't do anything right. The way a team responds during those difficult moments says everything about who they are. I couldn't be more proud of the response of our team."
Boston College jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Casey Morrison got on the end of a Kristen Mewis corner kick and finished it into the upper right corner in the 12th minute.
Maryland responded in the 25th minute on a 25-yard blast from freshman Shannon Collins, tying the match at a goal apiece on her first collegiate goal.
The Terps struck again as halftime approached. Freshman Gabby Galanti worked her way free just inside the 18-yard box and ripped a shot into the upper right corner, giving Maryland a 2-1 lead.
But, just like last year's meeting between these two teams, this one headed to overtime thanks to a Mewis penalty kick in the 68th minute.
Unlike last season though, this time the Terps emerged with the win as Brock, a native of Acton, Mass., which is located just 22 miles from the Boston College campus, netted the game-winner two minutes into the first overtime. Brock had a breakaway and managed to slide the ball under BC keeper Alexa Gaul for her fourth game-winner of the season.
Redshirt freshman Rachelle Beanlands made two stops in the match, while Gaul did not record a save, letting in all three shots on goal by the Terps.
Maryland is off until next Thursday, Oct. 18, when it hosts Miami at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field.