Bedoya's Hat Trick Leads No. 16 Men's Soccer Past No. 7 North Carolina, 4-1
Sept. 19, 2008
NEWTON, Mass. -- Senior Alejandro Bedoya scored three times -- his first three goals of the young season -- and sophomore Mario Uribe netted his first collegiate score to lead No. 16 Boston College to a 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over No. 7 North Carolina before 1,353 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.
BC (3-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) scored each of the game's first three goals -- all in a span of six minutes, 32 seconds that closed the first half and opened the second.
Bedoya connected with his right foot on a bouncing ball from 22 yards in the 43rd minute, concluding a first-half in which the host Eagles outshot the visiting Tar Heels, 8-3.
Bedoya then doubled the BC lead with a header off a Uribe cross just less than three minutes into the second half.
Uribe concluded the three-goal scoring burst at 49:18. The Miami, Fla., resident placed a right-footed shot taken from the far side against the inside of the near post, then off the cross bar and into the net for his first career tally.
The visiting Tar Heels (5-1-1, 1-1-0) cut their deficit to two goals - at 3-1 - in the 64th minute as junior forward Eddie Ababio connected for his fifth goal (in seven games).
Bedoya concluded the game's scoring, and completed his first career hat trick, in the 73rd minute, one-timing a lob pass from Shawn Chin into the net from eight yards out.
Freshman forward Edvin Worley collected his first two collegiate assists in the victory.
Senior goalkeeper Chris Brown recorded two saves in the winning effort, including a save on a Bill Schuler header inside the six-yard box in the 43rd minute.
Junior Brooks Haggerty made two saves in the UNC net.
Boston College totaled a 16-9 advantage in shots in the game. The two teams attempted seven corner kicks each.
Next, BC will host Brown University in a non-league match on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Game time is 7 p.m.
Game Notes: In two career meetings with the Tar Heels, Bedoya has registered four goals and one assist. The Weston, Fla., native scored once -- the game-tying goal -- and assisted on the overtime gamewinner in the only meeting between the teams last fall -- a 2-1 BC win in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sept. 22, 2007 ... Worley's multiple-assist effort marked his third-and-fourth points of the season. The freshman forward has registered one goal and two assists ... senior captain Mike Konicoff notched the secondary assist on Bedoya's second score, marking his first assist of 2008 campaign ... with one goal and one assist, Uribe posted his first multiple-point effort of his career ... both clubs registered one team save in the match; the North Carolina defense stopped Worley's scoring bid in the 20th minute after he beat Haggerty in a one-on-one situation, and BC recorded a team save in the 79th minute off a Cameron Brown scoring chance.