CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – The 28th-ranked Duke Women’s Soccer Team headed on the road for the first time this season in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) action and came away with a 1-1 tie in double-overtime at sixth-ranked Boston College on Friday evening in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
The Blue Devils (6-2-3, 1-1-1 ACC) were going up against the top-ranked defense in the nation as the Eagles (7-0-3, 0-0-1) had allowed only one goal in nine matches this season.
In the first half, both teams came out and stayed on the attack but both defenses held strong as Boston College held a 6-1 shot advantage in the first 45 minutes.
Duke came out in the second half and scored the first goal of the match as junior Lorraine Quinn collected her second goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Elisabeth Redmond in the 58th minute. Quinn, who is a product of Farmingdale, N.Y., now owns six career goals in three years with the Blue Devils.
The Eagles kept battling and 14 minutes later Boston College evened the score as Natalie Crutchfield and Caroline Walden found Brooke Knowlton in front of the Blue Devil net for her second goal of the season at the 72:57 mark.
As regulation ended with a 1-1 tie, both teams took four shots in the second stanza.
In the first overtime, the Eagles came out and took three shots to Duke’s one but neither team was able to get the ball past the other goalkeeper. The second overtime period saw both teams take one shot.
For the match, Boston College held a 13-7 shot advantage. In goal for the Blue Devils, senior Allison Lipsher was solid as she registered seven saves in 110 minutes, while Sarah Buonomo had five saves on the evening.
Duke’s overtime match marked the fourth time this season the Blue Devils have went to two overtimes and in those matches they own a 1-0-3 mark.
The Blue Devils will next travel to N.C. State on Sunday, Oct. 7 for a 2:00 p.m., at the Method Road field in Raleigh, N.C.
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