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Men's Soccer and Clemson Play To A 0-0 Draw

Oct. 13, 2012

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The Boston College men's soccer team and Clemson played to a scoreless draw in an ACC match on Saturday night at Newton Campus Field.

Boston College is now 7-3-3 overall and 2-1-2 in the ACC. Clemson is now 4-6-3 overall and 2-2-2 in the conference. Boston College will next play on Tuesday, October 16 as the Eagles host non-conference for Brown University at 4 p.m.

Boston College held most of the possession through the first half. Senior forward Charlie Rugg opened the game with a header just wide of goal. That would not be his last shot of the night as he finished the night with xx shots in the match.

In the 10th minute of the first half, freshman Derrick Boateng had a great chance from 12 yards out; the shot was just wide of the goal. The Eagles best chance in the half came when senior Kyle Bekker ripped a shot from 20-yards out. The shot just veered to the left of the goal.

In the second half, Bekker ripped a shot from 20 yards out that sailed just to the left of the goal just three minutes into the action. Rugg followed as he broke down free on the right side with two defenders chasing the senior. Rugg sent the shot to the far post but the ball just went wide as the Clemson goalkeeper Cody Mizell came out to cut the angle in the 56th minute of action.

Bekker had a great chance in the 64th minute as he surprised the fans when he took a shot from 30-yards out to the left of the goalkeeper. Bekker's shot looked like it would bend right below the crossbar but the ball just sailed high.

Clemson threatened BC late in the half but the defense stood tall as the backline of Chris Ager, Ryan Dunn, Nick Corliss and Matt Wendelken kept the ball out of the box.

In overtime, neither team could manage a real threat. The pace remained frantic but the shots were far and few. Clemson tallied two shots in the extra stanza, while BC had one.

The Eagles offense was fueled by Bekker and Boateng with four shots apiece, while Rugg and Colin Murphy had two each. BC had 14 total shots, while Clemson had four. The Eagles also posted six corner kicks, while Clemson had four. The BC goalkeeper Justin Luthy earned his fourth shutout of the season.

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