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Men's Soccer and Northeastern Play To 3-3 Draw

Aug 18, 2013

Box Score

NEWTON, Mass. - Northeastern scored three goals in the first 4:33, but the Boston College men's soccer team scored the next three and the exhibition ended in a 3-3 draw on Sunday afternoon at Newton Campus Field.

Freshman Isaac Normesinu scored twice for the Eagles and classmate Zeiko Lewis provided the other score. Juniors Cole DeNormandie and Matt Wendelken, and freshman Derrick Boateng provided assists.

Northeastern got the match going by scoring on its first three shots. A quick corner kick led to Dante Marini sending a ball into the box. After an initial scramble, Matt Callahan put the ball in the back of the net for the first goal 1:39 after the opening whistle.

Marini was the catalyst for the next goals as well. Two minutes after the first tally, he sent a low cross into the box that Christian McKenna put away. At the 4:33 mark, Marini stole the ball in the BC defensive end and beat the keeper one-on-one to put the Huskies ahead 3-0 just 4:33 into the exhibition.

Boston College settled in after the third goal and controlled the pace for most of the next 85 minutes, owning a 16-5 advantage in shots the rest of the way.

BC's first strike came in the 42nd minute when Wendelken made a nice run on the right side. He sent a ball into the box that DeNormandie touched and Normesinu slammed home to make it a two-goal game.

The Eagles pulled within one a couple of minutes later. Following a Northeastern foul, Lewis approached a free kick from 30 yards out. He sent a ball deep into the box that went untouched, but the ball went through the NU keeper's hands to make it 3-2.

BC scored the equalizer in the 47th minute when Boateng was taken down making a run down the left side. He took the free kick and put a cross into the box. Normesinu was left alone at the far post and he tucked a header inside the bar to make it a 3-3 game.

The Eagles had the best chance to score the winning goal with 19:25 left in the match. DeNormandie delivered a nice pass to Normesinu who was streaking down the right side of the pitch. The pass left him with just the keeper to beat, but he came off his line and deflected his shot away.

BC will travel to Holy Cross on Saturday for another exhibition before opening the season at Boston University on August 30.

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