Golden Bears Get 16 Saves But Can't Stop #20 Boston College

NEWTON, Mass. Megan McGinnis made a career-high 16 saves, but California could not stop No. 20 Boston College, which beat the Golden Bears, 16-6, on Saturday at the Newton Sports Complex. Cal's record fell to 8-6 after the nonconference game, while BC improved to 8-7.

"We played very well to start but didn't get second chances, and we weren't able to answer back when we needed to," Cal head coach Ginger Miles said. "The score got away from us, and we didn't have the legs to catch up.

"This is the last game on a road trip at the end of the season. Our legs are tired, and that played out as the game wore on. We didn't have the legs and lungs after the Vermont win Thursday to keep up with a very fast and very good BC team."

Cal finished 1-1 on the East Coast road trip, including a 15-12 win at Vermont on April 12.

Against Boston College, McGinnis made nine saves in the first half, as the Eagles outshot Cal, 25-7, in the first 30 minutes and took an 8-1 lead at the break. Senior midfielder Emily Abbood, assisted by junior attacker Melissa Humphrey, scored Cal's lone goal at 25:33.

"I thought Megan had another great game," Miles said. "She's been playing really well as of late. We actually got a lot of defensive stops today but didn't come up with the ball. We gave a good BC team too many looks at the cage.

In the second half, Cal got goals from junior attacker Alexa Rozelle (at 43:36 and 54:33), Abbood (8-meter goal at 48:18), Humphrey (34:18) and freshman midfielder Hayley Olson (49:08). But BC still outscored Cal, 8-5, in the last 30 minutes to clinch its 16-6 win.

Cal's next game is on Friday, April 20, at 5:00 p.m. against Stanford at Witter Rugby Field. Prior to the match the Bear will honor their seniors as part of Senior Day.

2012-04-14



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