Men's Soccer Loses In 2OT At Dartmouth, 3-2
Sept. 9, 2013
HANOVER, N.H. - The Boston College men's soccer team scored the first two goals of the match, but Dartmouth came back and earned a 3-2 double overtime win on Monday night at Burnham Field.
Junior Diego Medina-Mendez recorded a goal and an assist for BC. Junior Nick Butler scored the other goal and freshman Zeiko Lewis had an assist. It was Butler's first goal as an Eagle. Sophomore Alex Kapp was credited with a career-high seven saves in goal in his first start of the season.
Boston College jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals in the 28th and 29th minutes. Lewis handled the ball in the middle of the pitch and fed Medina-Mendez to his left. He beat the keeper for the match's first score. A minute later, the Dartmouth keeper misplayed a ball in the box among a crowd. Medina-Mendez finally controlled it and fed Butler who was behind him. Butler put a blast on the ball that put the Eagles up 2-0.
Dartmouth got a goal back before halftime in the 35th minute. Alberto Gorini and Colin Skelly combined to find Justin Rosner who scored the goal that cut the lead in half.
The Eagles kept Dartmouth at bay for a majority of the second half until a red card in the 84th minute forced them to play a man down. The Big Green scored the equalizer two minutes later when Alexander Marsh kicked in a nice cross from Colin Heffron.
Both sides registered two shots in the first overtime period but Dartmouth had the only one on net. In the second extra session, Alex Adelabu had a nice effort that Kapp kept out of goal. As they fought for the ball, it deflected to an open Robin Alnas a few yards away. He scored the game-winner in the 105th minute to complete the comeback.
James Hickok made five saves in goal for the Big Green (1-0-1).
BC (1-2-1) is back in action on Saturday night when they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers.