Bedoya's Late Goal Lifts No. 6 Men's Soccer To 2-1 ACC Victory Over NC State
Sept. 30, 2007
Newton, Mass. - Junior midfielder Alejandro Bedoya netted the game-winning goal in the 88th minute off a cross from Greg O'Neil as sixth-ranked Boston College improved its Atlantic Coast Conference record to 3-0-0 with a dramatic 2-1 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday at Newton Campus Field.
BC freshman Shawn Chin scored early - at 22:25 - and the team maintained its one-goal lead for more than 60 minutes of play before NC State senior El Hadj Cisse tied the score late - at 85:38.
Just two minutes and four seconds after Cisse's equalizer, Bedoya beat Wolfpack goalkeeper Christopher Widman (seven saves) with a header for the game-winning score.
Chin gave BC the early lead when received a pass from senior Sherron Manswell on the right side. He made one move and beat Widman with a right-footed shot to the top corner from 22 yards. Junior Paul Gerstenberger also assisted on the score.
BC junior goalkeeper Chris Brown recorded four saves, including an outstretched stop on a Cisse low-scoring bid from outside the 18-yard box at 75:29, to earn the victory. Brown has allowed just four goals in eight games this season.
Boston College enjoyed advantages in shots (21-10) and corner kicks (8-5) in the game.
The Eagles are unbeaten in their last six games (5-0-1) and improve their overall record to 6-1-1.
Bedoya is the team's leading scorer with 15 points -- four goals and seven assists. He and senior Sherron Manswell have each scored four times.
The Eagles returned to action in Durham, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 5. The ACC match will begin at 7 p.m.