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The Louisville women's soccer team defeated Boston College 3-2 in double overtime Friday afternoon at Lynn Stadium.
Trailing 2-0 late in the second half goals by Jill Vetere and Inger Katrine Bjerke save the day. In the second overtime Kaela Dickermann won the game.
Boston College went into halftime with a 2-0 cushion. A pair goals by Olivia Vaughn carried the Eagles along for most of the game.
At the 74:34 mark Vetere lined up to take a penalty kick after Boston College fouled in the box. Her shot got past the goalkeeper to bring the score within one late in the game and brought the crowd to their feet.
After a few shots on offense things looked rough for the Cards. Then a throw in by Niamh Nelson was headed by the defender Bjerke into the back of the net to tie at the 88:59 mark. This way possibly Bjerke's first time ever in the box on offense, but it paid off.
With the crowd having found life in them, the teams went into overtime. Both teams had a good chance to score in the first overtime, but failed to convert.
At the beginning of the second overtime Callie McKinney passed the ball to Dickermann. Dickermann received and dribbled down nearly half of the field. With only the goalkeeper standing in the way Dickermann found a way to get the ball in and end the game just 19 seconds into the second overtime.
Louisville advanced to 7-2-2 on the season and 2-0-1 in conference play. Boston College, who was looking to be the first 10-win team this season, falls to 9-2-1 and 1-2 in the ACC.
The Cards have a short break before returning to Lynn Stadium on Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., when they face Notre Dame. The Irish (7-1-3, 2-0-1) are currently ranked 24th in the country and are coming off of a 4-0 victory against Syracuse.