Sept. 26, 2007
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Newton, Mass. - Junior goalkeeper Chris Brown made five saves and Boston College fired 34 shots as the sixth-ranked Eagles played to a 0-0 stalemate with Ivy-League opponent Yale at Newton Campus Field on Wednesday.
Junior midfielders Alejandro Bedoya (game-high 12 shots) and Reuben Ayarna (eight shots) led an Eagle offensive attack that produced 13 shots in the first half, 14 in the second stanza and three in each of two overtime periods.
The Eagles (5-1-1) also held a 13-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Brown stopped two Yale scoring opportunities in each of the first two 45-minute halves and made a brilliant save on Brad Rose's scoring bid in the 106th minute to record his fifth shutout (in seven games) this season.
Brown also recorded a key save just four minutes into the second half. After Yale sophomore Jordon Rayboyld was taken down in the center of the field just more than 18 yards out, Tyler Guse kicked a rebound off his own direct shot on net that Brown saved with a dive to his left.
Brown's counterpart, Yale senior goalie Erik Geiger, registered 12 saves, including several prime Eagle scoring opportunities to earn his first shutout of the year.
Geiger made perhaps his best save in the final minute of regulation. BC's Bedoya settled long cross from Paul Gerstenberger and blasted a right-footed shot on net that Geiger saved with his right hand. The rebound was sent wide to the left by freshman Shawn Chin.
In addition to Bedoya's bid in the 89th minute, Geiger twice saved hard shots off of the left foot of Reuben Ayarna
- in the 51st minute and 106th minute.
Boston College, which has allowed just one goal in their last five games, is ranked No. 6 according to Soccer America and No. 21 by the NSCAA. The Eagles return to action on Sunday, Sept. 30 against ACC opponent North Carolina State at Newton Campus Field. A video broadcast of the game will be available over the internet at accselect.com