Men's Soccer Ties No. 8 UConn, 2-2, In Exhibition
Aug. 24, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The Boston College men's soccer team came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at No. 8 Connecticut Saturday night in front of 4,705 fans at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
After UConn scored the game's first two goals in the initial 35 minutes, freshman Idrissa Bangura scored the Eagles' first goal in the 39th minute with the assist credited to junior Phil Sandgren. Senior Cole DeNormandie tallied the equalizer later in the match in the 84th minute. Sophomore Isaac Normesinu got the assist.
The numbers for both sides were even throughout the match. UConn held a 14-12 advantage in shots and a 6-3 edge in corners. BC keepers combined to make six saves. Junior Alex Kapp played 73 minutes and made four saves. Senior Keady Segel made two stops in the remaining time.
UConn's Cyle Larin struck first for the Huskies in the 24th minute on a penalty kick. Larin and Dylan Greenberg assisted on Allando Matheson's goal eleven minutes later to put the Huskies ahead by two.
Sandgren and Bangura connected in the 39th minute to cut the deficit in half. The score remained 2-1 in favor of the Huskies after the first 45 minutes.
The Eagles' tied the match in the 84th minute off a corner kick. Normesinu crossed the ball into the box and DeNormandie hit the back of the net.
BC opens the regular season on Friday night when it hosts Iona at 4 p.m.