Boateng's Golden Goal Lifts Men's Soccer Past USF
Sept. 22, 2012
NEWTON, Mass. - Freshman Derrick Boateng scored a spectacular goal with 11 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Boston College men's soccer team a 2-1 win against San Francisco Saturday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field.
A Dons turnover gave Boston College a 4-on-3 advantage on the attack with under 30 seconds to go in the match. Senior Charlie Rugg dished to Boateng to his left who dribbled into the box. As the USF keeper came off his line, Boateng lofted a shot over his head and into the far side netting - just inside the post - to give the Eagles the dramatic 2-1 victory.
The goal was the first of Boateng's collegiate career. Junior Ryan Dunn scored the game-tying goal in the 72nd minute and that was also his first career score. Freshman Alex Kapp started his first match in goal and made five saves to earn the win.
San Francisco nearly put a goal on the board seven minutes into the contest when Michael Shaddock took a shot from just outside the box. His attempt got past Kapp but hit the crossbar, keeping the match scoreless.
Shaddock didn't miss the second time as he scored two minutes later. Kyle Macleod made a nice run down the right side of the pitch with a defender on him. He sent a low cross into the box to his left and Shaddock redirected it into the back of the net for the 1-0 San Francisco lead in the ninth minute.
Moments after the ensuing kickoff, sophomore Diego Medina-Mendez was taken down outside the box. Freshman Jason Abbott lined up for the free kick 21 yards out, but his shot sailed wide. Abbott took another shot at the 16:20 mark - a blast from 30 yards out - that USF keeper Brendan Roslund saved to keep BC off the board.
The Dons went into the half with a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles had a couple of chances to equalize the match before finally doing so in the 72nd minute. Senior Kyle Bekker delivered a free kick into the box following a USF foul. The ball bounced around for awhile, then Boateng got a shot off that was blocked. The ball stayed in the box and Dunn finally put it in the back of the net to tie the match.
A scoreless first 10 minutes of overtime gave way to the theatrics in the second. The Eagles had the best chance in the first overtime session as a beautiful passing sequence led to a through ball to a streaking Stefan Carter. Carter was brought down by a USF foul and Bekker lined up for a free kick from 20 yards out. His shot attempt was blocked by the wall and no more chances came afterward.
San Francisco's (2-2-2) Roslund was credited with three saves in goal and Boston College held a 19-13 advantage in shots.
The Eagles (3-3-1) are back in action on Tuesday when they host Rhode Island at 4 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field.