Sept. 19, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Mamadou Diouf scored both goals for No. 2 Connecticut as the Huskies defeated the Boston College men's soccer team, 2-0, Wednesday night in front of 2,648 fans at Morrone Stadium.
Diouf scored early on in the 11th minute with assists from Stephane Diop and Carlos Alvarez. His second tally came in the 74th minute on a penalty kick following a BC handball in the box.
The match was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday night but was moved back a day due to the storms that swept through New England.
Boston College held a 9-7 advantage in shots and both sides took three corner kicks. Senior Justin Luthy and Connecticut's Andre Blake both made three saves in goal. Senior Kyle Bekker recorded a game-high five shots, including two on goal. Freshman Derrick Boateng provided BC's only other shot on net.
Both goalkeepers were tested in the early going and both kept the game scoreless. Connecticut's Adria Beso got the match's first shot off in the fifth minute and Luthy made the save. Bekker put a shot on goal two minutes later which was also turned away.
UConn struck first in the 11th minute to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Diop and Alvarez assisted on Diouf's goal, which he put in the lower right corner from the top of the box to give the home side the lead.
There were only four total shots for the rest of the first half - both teams took two each. Luthy and Blake both made one more save before halftime.
Boston College had a 3-1 shot advantage in the first 11 minutes of the second half, but none of them tested Blake in net. Midfield play prevailed for nearly 20 minutes as neither side took a shot, but then UConn doubled its lead in the 74th minute.
Beso set up for a corner kick and sent a ball into the box. The Eagles were whistled for a handball and UConn (6-0-1) was awarded a penalty kick. Diouf elected to take it and found the back of the net for the 2-0 Huskies' lead.
Bekker took three more shots before the 90 minutes expired, but none of them got past Blake.
Boston College (2-3-1, 0-1-1 ACC) begins a three-game home stand on Saturday when it hosts San Francisco at 1 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field.