Soccer to Host Boston College Sunday | 1 P.M.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team will look to rebound from a tough defeat with a conference showdown against Boston College looming. The Hurricanes will battle the Eagles Sunday at Cobb Stadium at 1 p.m.
“I think it’s important we do remember the Syracuse game, because there were times when we played really well and we just didn’t finish our opportunities,” head coach Mary-Frances Monroe said of her team’s 3-0 defeat Sunday.
Facing a 0-0 halftime deadlock, the Hurricanes (8-5-0, 3-5-0 ACC) had the better chances in the opening minutes of the second period, but were unable to convert. The Orange made the most of its scoring threats, two late goals in the victory.
“Momentum can change so quickly in games that if you don’t finish and make mistakes, it can be crucial,” Monroe said. “I want them to remember it, but I want them to move past it and move to the future.”
The defeat to Syracuse snapped an impressive two-game winning streak for Miami that saw shutouts of then-No. 3 Notre Dame and Pittsburgh at home. The Hurricanes will look to resume their dominant play at Cobb Stadium, where they have recorded a 5-2-0 record in six matches this season.
“We had a great training session today, and I think we’ll see a change in our mentality and focus Thursday,” Monroe said.
The first-year head coach points to the team’s victory over Notre Dame, ranked among the elite teams in the nation, as a model for the team to follow Thursday and beyond.
“I think it’s proof that when we’re able to focus on what we’ve talked about and worked on in training – both small and bigger picture things – there are positive outcomes,” she said. “We have to remember what we’ve done well in the games we won and even in the ones we haven’t, and focus on those pieces in the game.”