Men's Soccer Gets Comeback Win At Pitt, 2-1
Sept. 14, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The Boston College men's soccer team scored twice in the last 10 minutes to earn a 2-1 comeback win at Pittsburgh on Saturday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field.
Sophomore Atobra Ampadu scored his first career BC goal in the 80th minute to tie the match at 1-1. Junior Giuliano Frano secured the game-winner with 1:05 left in the match to propel the Eagles to the victory. It was also his first goal as a member of the maroon and gold.
Frano assisted on Ampadu's goal and freshman Zeiko Lewis helped on the game-winner.
It marks the third time this season that BC has come from behind. It took a 2-1 overtime win at Boston University and earned a 2-2 draw against Quinnipiac. The Eagles were down 1-0 and 2-0, respectively, in those matches.
The first half was played evenly as BC held a slight advantage in shots, 6-5. Pitt converted on its only shot on goal in the half in the 13th minute. Ryan Myers sent a free kick into the box where it found Zane Meehan at the far post. He put it in to give the Panthers the early lead.
Pitt goalkeeper Dan Lynd made three saves in the first 45 to retain the Panther lead.
Boston College added more pressure in the second half and fired off 12 shots. Ampadu nearly scored the equalizer in the 77th minute but the post kept the ball out of the net, and then a save by Lynd on another Ampadu attempt kept BC scoreless.
He did connect three minutes later though off a pass from Frano. Following the equalizing strike, Lewis fed Frano for the game-winning goal in the 89th minute.
Lynd totaled seven saves for Pitt (0-2-2, 0-2-0 ACC) in goal. Junior Keady Segel made one for BC.
The Eagles (2-2-1, 1-1-0) are back in action next Saturday when they host No. 4 Notre Dame in Newton at 7 p.m.