Men's Soccer Earns 2-1 Victory At Fairfield
Oct. 8, 2008
Freshman Edvin Worley scored the game's first goal and sophomore Jeremiah Gallington netted his first collegiate goal -- the decisive score -- to lead Boston College to a 2-1 non-conference victory over Fairfield University before 826 fans at Lessing Field.
The visiting Eagles (5-4-1) struck early in first half and early in the second half en route to the win.
Worley's goal, his second of the season, came at 4:50. Sophomore Karl Reddick assisted on the tally.
BC registered a 6-1 shot advantage in the game's first 45 minutes and doubled its lead just more than six minutes into the second half.
Gallington received a through pass from freshman Conor Fitzpatrick on far side and beat goalkeeper Justin Burse (seven saves) in a one-on-one situation with a left-footed shot along the ground and into the net.
Worley nearly gave the Eagles a three-goal lead and added his second goal of the match in the 81st minute, redirecting a cross with a header from six yards out that Burse saved.
Fairfield netted its lone goal on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute following a collision between BC goalie Chris Brown and a Fairfield forward. Jack Burridge beat Brown to his right side for the score.
Brown made five saves to his fifth victory of the season and 24th of his career.
The host Stags totaled a 10-8 edge in shots in the second half of play.
BC returns to its home turf on Saturday, Oct. 11 when it hosts Iona at 1 p.m.
Game Notes: Senior Greg O'Neil registered his second start of the season ... With two goals this season, Worley became BC's second multiple-goal scorer of the season. His first-half goal marked BC's first score in three games, a span totaling 304 minutes, 32 seconds ... Fairfield's 11 shots, six shots on net and 23 fouls all represented opponent season highs against the Eagles ... Gallington registered his first collegiate score at 51:06. The Mattapan, Mass., resident has played in 25 collegiate games.