Powered by a Kristen Mewis hat trick, the No. 5 women’s soccer team cruised to an 8-1 win against Harvard Saturday night.
It was an impressive victory for the Eagles, but it was an even more memorable night for Mewis. With her three goals and three assists, the senior set a program record for career points, passing Sarah Rahko on the all-time list. She also extended her points streak to nine games.
At first, it looked like it was going to be another tight contest between the Eagles and the Crimson. After Mewis scored in the fourth minute of the game, Harvard came back with a goal of its own at the seven-minute mark.
But that would be the last goal Harvard would score. The Eagles, on the other hand, were far from done. They scored four straight goals, roaring to a 5-1 lead at the half.
It was more of the same during the second half. The Eagles tallied three more goals and played shutdown defense, only giving up 15 shots for the game.
This dominating win came on the heels of an even more important one. In their first ACC match of the season on Thursday night, they proved that they might be one of the top teams in the conference.
At the Newton soccer field, Clemson was treated to BC’s shutdown defense and balanced offense. In a pure display of dominance, the Eagles outshot the Tigers 26-3.
Mewis paced BC’s attack, tallying two goals and an assist. Four other players also scored, and the Eagles rolled to a dominating 5-1 lead.
Their two wins boosted them to 7-0-2 overall and 1-0-0 in the ACC. They will be back in action against Wake Forest on Thursday.
Despite leading in shots 24-9, the men’s soccer team couldn’t get past Virginia Tech on Thursday night in Blacksburg.
The Eagles controlled the tempo and attacked all night long. But the Hokies held on, mainly because of the efforts of goalkeeper Kyle Renfro, who made a career-high nine saves.
After a scoreless first half, BC got on the board 34 seconds into the second, with senior Charlie Rugg notching his first goal of the young season.
Bolstered by their goal, the Eagles stayed on the attack, taking the next five shots, one of which hit the pipe and went out. As the game clock wound down, it looked like they were going to secure their first ACC win.
But in the 83rd minute, Virginia Tech’s David Fiorello scored a heart-breaking, fluke goal. From 35 yards out, he fired a shot, and it deflected off a BC defender and into the net.
The scoreless overtime sealed the 1-1 tie. The Eagles are now 2-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in ACC play. On Thursday, they will face No. 4 Connecticut in Storrs.