Junior Alex Doll scored with less than three minutes remaining in the second overtime to lead the Stanford women's soccer team past host Boston College, 2-1, in the season opener for the Cardinal on Friday.
Stanford travels to Connecticut for a game on Sunday.
Sophomore Chioma Ubogagu's shot seconds before was blocked by Eagles' goalkeeper Jessica Mickelson, but not controlled. Doll was right there to slam it home for the sudden death game winner.
Boston College took a 1-0 lead at the 6:12 mark of the first half before Stanford evened things on a goal from senior Sydney Payne, with an assist from Ubogagu.
"Chioma had a strong match and played a lot of minutes which helped her get the ball a lot," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "Overall everyone made a strong contribution tonight. Players came off the bench and made strong contributions. It was a strong team victory at the end of the day."
While the Eagles, playing their second game, scored on their second shot on goal, Cardinal goalie Emily Oliver stopped the next eight tries, giving Stanford the opportunity to win.
"Emily had a fantastic performance in goal and was a great presence for us. We played on field turf so the speed of play was very quick and we were adjusting to the surface," Ratcliffe said. "BC has talented players and broke through to get a strong goal that put us on our heels. But we fought back and showed strong character to come back get the win."
Boston College dominated action against a young Stanford defense, getting off 17 shots, 10 on goal. Stanford took nine shots, four on goal.
"It was a hard-fought match and the team showed great character to win on the road so I was pleased with how we performed," Ratcliffe said. "It's a huge boost to the squad. BC is a strong ACC team so it's a significant win for the season. Hopefully we'll build off of the confidence that we got today and have a strong game against Connecticut."
The Eagles were unable to get off a shot in the second overtime.