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Men's Soccer, Iona Play To 1-1 Tie

Freshman Conor Fitzpatrick scored his first collegiate goal in the team's 1-1 home tie against Iona on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Conor Fitzpatrick scored his first collegiate goal in the team's 1-1 home tie against Iona on Saturday afternoon.

Oct. 11, 2008

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NEWTON, Mass. -- A pair of set plays generated one score for each team as Boston College and Iona played to a 1-1 non-conference tie before 204 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.

BC freshman midfielder Conor Fitzpatrick scored his first career goal early in the second half and Iona junior forward Rodrigo Faria netted the equalizer in the 81st minute.

The host Eagles (5-4-2), who registered an 8-1 first-half advantage in the shot column and an 18-6 advantage in the contest, broke the scoreless tie at 62:54.

Fitzpatrick was on the receiving end of a Paul Gerstenberger service from 35 yards. Senior fullback Jamie Melas redirected the cross with a header which Fitzpatrick one-timed into the net for the game's first goal.

Faria tied the score just more than 17 minutes later with a left-footed direct kick from just outside the 18-yard box at 80:17. The shot on goal marked the second of the game for the visiting Gaels.

A combined total of 33 fouls were called in the contest -- 19 against Iona and 14 against Boston College. Iona attempted eight corner kicks, including two in the first overtime period. BC attempted four corners in the game.

BC goalie Chris Brown recorded one save for the host Eagles.

Nils Binstock made three saves in goal for the Gaels.

Iona, which is unbeaten in its last eight games, is 7-2-1.

Next, Boston College travels to Yale for a non-league match up on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

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