Barry Scores Three as No. 7 Boston College Gets by USC

LOS ANGELES USC (0-2) fell, 13-10, to No. 7-ranked Boston College (5-1) at McAlister Field on Thursday, March 6. The Women of Troy fought tooth and nail with one of the nation's top squads but came out just short as the Eagles limited mistakes in the second half.

The Trojan offense was led by freshman midfielder Alex Moore who had four goals and an assist for five points to go with a draw control and a ground ball. Sophomore attacker Caroline Cordrey found the back of the net three times and also had a draw control of her own.

In the center circle, freshman midfielder Michaela Michael posted five draw controls and picked up one of the Trojans' goals. Sophomore midfielder Amanda Johansen also scored, picked up a ground ball and two draw controls, and caused one of USC's four forced turnovers. Freshman attacker Annie Ruland scored one and had one helper for a pair of points in her first collegiate appearance.

On defense, sophomore Courtney Tarleton caused two turnovers while goalie Liz Shaeffer recorded eight saves and a USC record six ground balls in the loss.

The BC scoring game was led by Moira Barry's three goals with a pair each from Brooke Blue and Mikaela Rix. The trio was joined by six other Eagles on the scoreboard; all with one goal each. In the net, Emily Mata posted six saves to grab her fifth win.

The Trojans are back in action as hosts of LIU Brooklyn (0-5) at 1:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 9, at McAlister Field. The game will be streamed live on the Pac-12 Network portal.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. No. 7 Boston College defeated the University of Southern California, 13-10, on Thursday afternoon at McAlister Field.

The Eagles (5-1, 1-1 ACC) were led by senior captain Moira Barry who notched three goals in the contest. Fellow captain Brooke Blue and junior Mikaela Rix each tallied two goals while Sarah Mannelly, Covie Stanwick, Kate McCarthy, Tess Chandler, Cali Ceglarski, and Caroline Margolis all added a goal. Junior goal keeper Emily Mata had six saves on the day.

The two teams traded goals to start the first half. Margolis tied the game at two on a free position shot at the 23:01 mark. Chandler found Barry for another point just minutes after, boosting the Eagles to a 3-2 advantage. The Trojans then went on a 3-0 spurt to give them a 5-3 lead with 16:20 left in the half.

Boston College immediately answered with a 3-0 run of its own to make it a 6-5 game. Barry notched two of the goals during the run. USC tied it up at six with 17 seconds on the clock on an unassisted shot from Cordrey, but McCarthy found the net with two seconds left to give the Eagles a 7-6 edge at the half.

Mannelly opened up the scoring at the beginning of the second, giving Boston College a two-point advantage. Both squads exchanged goals until the Eagles went on another decisive 3-0 run late in the half to give them a 13-8 lead.

The Trojans scored twice to end the half, but it was not enough to outlast BC.

The Eagles had the advantage in shots (31-21) and draws (13-12). Both teams had 13 ground balls and USC had eight saves to BC's six.

Boston College is back in action on Saturday, March 8 at San Diego State. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. PT.


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