Oct. 3, 2008
NEWTON, Mass. -- Senior forward Mike Grella broke a scoreless tie in the 102nd minute to lead Duke to a 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Boston College before 872 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.
Freshman Temi Molinar assisted on the shot -- the visiting Blue Devils lone shot on goal in the match.
Duke (6-3-1, 2-1-1 ACC) recorded three shots in the game -- one in each of the first two 45-minute halves and Grella's goal -- his ninth of the season -- at 101:56.
Boston College attempted a conference season-high 17 shots, including eight off the foot or head of senior Alejandro Bedoya and three apiece from Shawn Chin and Mario Uribe.
Bedoya possessed the Eagles' closest scoring chance in the 90th minute when his strike from 25 yards bounced off the crossbar with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.
Senior fullback Paul Gerstenberger's direct kick in the 68th minute from 20 yards on the far side was stopped and the rebound smothered by Duke senior goalkeeper Brendan Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald totaled five saves to earn his sixth victory -- and fourth shutout -- of the season.
The host Eagles (4-4-1, 2-2-0 ACC) attempted eight corner kicks while the Blue Devils recorded seven.
Duke opened the game with a shot off the foot of Nick Sih and three consecutive corner kicks within the first three minutes of action.
Next, Boston College travels to Fairfield for a non-conference match on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.