Providence College Women's Soccer Shuts Out Boston University, 2-0

Sept. 1, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's soccer team defeated Boston University, 2-0, for its second-consecutive shut-out victory of the season to improve to 2-2-1 overall. It marks the Friars' second win all-time versus BU and snaps a five-game losing streak at the hands of the Terriers. Boston University drops to 0-5 on the season.

At halftime, the two teams went to their locker rooms in a scoreless draw. Boston University's Jesse Shreck took a free kick from 30 yards out that ricocheted off the cross bar in the 20th minute. Alivya Wimmer followed with an attempt at the cage less than 30 seconds later, but Kristyn Shea (Piscataway, N.J.) kept the clean sheet with her first of two saves in the half.

The Friars had their best scoring chance of the in the final minute of play as Hannah Wear (South Salem, N.Y.) placed a beautiful free kick into the box. The ball got loose at the right post, but the play was blown dead and time expired.

The Friars took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute as junior Juliana Pellegrini (Rockville Centre, N.Y) redirected a feed from sophomore Casey Estey (Kensington, N.H.) from five yards out at the left post. It marked Pellegrini's first career goal with the Friars. For Estey, it marked her fourth career assist, and her second of the season.

Pellegrini and Estey teamed up again in the 78th minute to extend the Friars' lead to two goals (2-0). This time Estey slipped a pass inside the 18-yard box for Pellegrini to finish off for her second goal of the game -- and career.

Shea earned her 16th career shut-out with the victory having recorded five saves. Hannah Ciolek made one save for the Terriers.

Coach Sam Lopes stated after the game, "BU has a good team. Their record is very misleading considering who they've played but tonight we put the pieces together. The group competed, had a good balance on both sides of the ball and managed BU's tendencies very well. I'm proud of the effort and attitude. It is a great win because it's the present one but we are still so young in this seasons journey. We have much to improve upon but I'm very excited of the direction."



Providence will return to action against Colgate on Sunday, Sept. 4 on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I. Opening kick-off is slated for 6:00 p.m.


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