Sept. 18, 2007
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Newton, Mass. - Eight different players scored, junior Alejandro Bedoya recorded five points - one goal and three assists - and classmate Reuben Ayarna registered four points - one goal and two assists - to lead No. 13 men's soccer to an 8-0 victory over Maine Tuesday at Newton Campus Field.
Boston College (4-1-0) has registered four shutouts and has allowed just two goals through five games this season.
Bedoya, the ACC leader in assists per game entering the match, registered his second goal and his fourth, fifth and sixth assists of the year.
The Eagles scored four times in the first 45 minutes, including three goals in a span of 6:55, and registered four second-half goals to earn the non-conference victory.
Ayarna, Shawn Chin, Dan Lane, Satoshi Mitsuda and Ryan Sherman each scored their first goals of the season in the victory.
In addition to Bedoya and Ayarna, junior fullback Paul Gerstenberger (one goal, one assist), senior striker Sherron Manswell (one goal, one assist) and senior midfielder Satoshi Mitsuda (one goal, one assist) all recorded multiple-point performances for BC.
Chin notched the team's first goal - his first collegiate goal - just more than 12 minutes into the game, and Manswell, who recently earned national and conference player of the week honors after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 home win over sixth-ranked Maryland on Saturday, doubled the BC lead with his fourth goal of the year at 22:47.
Bedoya, who had set up each of BC's first two scores, registered his second goal of the season two minutes later. Mike Konicoff and Ayarna assisted on the play.
Gerstenberger concluded the first-half scoring at 29:42, connecting on a left-footed direct kick from 38 yards out.
Ayarna tallied his first goal of the season at 62:11, and junior transfer Dan Lane scored his first BC goal at just more than two minutes later - at 64:51. Lane settled a long pass up from Ayarna, cut to his right and beat Maine goalie Ben Piotrowski (six saves).
Competing in his first BC game since 2005, Satoshi Mitsuda headed in a Mor Avi Hanan shot that had ricocheted off the cross bar and fell to ground just in front of the goal line at 77:32.
Ryan Sherman scored the game's final goal in the 86th minute, connecting on a hard right-footed shot from 30 yards out. Mitsuda assisted on the play.
Junior goalkeeper Chris Brown finished with two saves in 78 minutes to earn his fourth victory - and third shutout performance - of the season. His goals against average is now 0.42.
BC, which earned a No. 13 national ranking according to Soccer America in the latest poll, will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to face North Carolina in ACC action on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.