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No. 4 Men's Soccer Earns 2-1 Win Over BU In Season Opener

Stephen Hepburn converted on a penalty kick for the game's first goal in BC's 2-1 season-opening win over BU

Stephen Hepburn converted on a penalty kick for the game's first goal in BC's 2-1 season-opening win over BU

Aug. 29, 2008

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NEWTON, Mass. -- Freshman Edvin Worley snapped a 1-1 tie in the 82nd minute to lift fourth-ranked Boston College to a 2-1 victory over Boston University in the season-opening game for both teams before 748 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.

BC (1-0-0) scored the game's first goal just seven minutes and 48 seconds into the match. Senior Stephen Hepburn connected on a penalty kick after sophomore Mario Uribe had been taken down inside the 18-yard box.

The goal marked Hepburn's third of his career and first since Sept. 19, 2006.

The visiting Terriers netted the equalizer in the 19th minute when sophomore Ryan Shea beat BC goalkeeper Chris Brown (one save) with his left foot from inside the six-yard box.

After more than 61 minutes of scoreless play, Worley netted the decisive score - his first collegiate goal - with his left foot off a cross from classmate Nate Bourdeau.

Brown came out of his net to successfully challenge the Terriers' attack twice in the second half, intercepting and smothering a feed from Miachel Bustamante at 71:15 and clearing away a BU scoring attempt with 10 minutes remaining.

BC finished the game with 10-4 advantage in shots, including a 7-2 advantage in the first 45 minutes.

BU senior goalkeeper Hrafn Davidson made two saves in the losing effort. The Terriers fall to 0-1-0.

Next, Boston College travels to Providence for a non-league game on Monday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.

Game Notes: Uribe, a sophomore midfielder, and two freshmen -- Worley and midfielder Conor Fitzpatrick -- each made their first collegiate starts ... Bourdeau made his collegiate debut at 57:54 of the second half, while newcomer Myles Gerraty made his first appearance at 62:51 ... Hepburn's last goal -- the game's only score -- lifted BC to a 1-0 victory over St. Francis in September 2006.

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