Sept. 1, 2011
NEWTON, Mass. - Senior Amit Aburmad scored two second half goals and assisted on another to lead the No. 16 Boston College men's soccer team to a 5-0 win against Quinnipiac Thursday at the Newton Campus Field.
It was the most goals scored by the Eagles since an 8-0 win against Maine on September 18, 2007.
Aburmad established a career high with five points in the match. It was also the first time he scored two goals in his career.
Junior Kyle Bekker recorded a goal and an assist. It was his third goal in the last two games. Junior Charlie Rugg scored a goal while freshman Diego Medina-Mendez found the back of the net for the first time in his BC career.
Junior Stefan Carter and sophomore Ryan Dunn were both credited with assists. It was the first of Carter's career. Junior Justin Luthy made four saves in goal in just over 83 minutes of action.
Bekker struck first in the 37th minute on a free kick. A foul was called a few yards outside of the box to the extreme left of the goal. Bekker bent the shot into the back of the net on a very tough angle to put the Eagles on top, 1-0. It was the second time in as many contests he scored on a free kick.
The Eagles then added some insurance with four second-half goals. The first came in the 59th minute from Medina-Mendez. He took a pass from Dunn on his left and blasted a shot from 25 yards that the keeper got a hand on but couldn't keep out.
A little over three minutes later after a Bobcats' foul, Carter dished to Aburmad in the middle of the field. Aburmad made some space for himself in the top of the box and beat the keeper to the left to make it a 3-0 game.
The lead reached four goals in the 80th minute when Aburmad sent a long pass down the left side of the pitch to Rugg. Rugg battled with a defender but was able to get a foot on the ball and beat the keeper. Aburmad capped the scoring five minutes later when he put back a rebound off a save from a Bekker shot.
The Eagles (3-0-0) face their first road test this Sunday when they travel to Dartmouth for a 3 p.m. match.