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    State Falls 1-0 at No. 13 BC on Sunday
    Kim Kern
    Kim Kern

    Oct. 23, 2011

    Box Score

    NEWTON, Mass. – Despite eight saves from keeper Kim Kern, the NC State women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to No. 13 Boston College Sunday afternoon at Newton Soccer Field.

    Stephanie Wirth had the match’s only goal in the 14th minute to lift Boston College to an overall record of 10-4-2, 5-4 in the ACC, while NC State drops to 10-7-2, 1-6-2 in the league.

    Even with the loss, the Wolfpack is guaranteed a winning record for the first time in three seasons under head coach Steve Springthorpe.

    Kern, a senior from Raleigh, did as best she could to keep State in the match all afternoon long.

    She made a great stop on a shot from Rachel Davitt from four yards out at 10:58 in the first half.

    Kern also saved a second-half penalty kick from Victoria Dimartino.

    BC held a 15-9 shot advantage. Senior Tanya Cain, who scored Thursday’s game winner for the Pack in overtime against Clemson, forced Eagles keeper Jillian Mastroianni to make a pair of saves, including one in the late stages of the game.

    The eight stops by Kern gives her an ACC-leading total of 92 - the 10th most for one season in school history.

    NC State will finish its season on Thursday against Duke at Dail Soccer Field beginning at 7 p.m. A ceremony will be held prior to kick off to honor the programs six seniors.



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