No. 14 Men's Soccer Falls At Clemson, 2-0
Oct. 14, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. - The No. 14 Boston College men's soccer team outshot Clemson, 19-7, but the Tigers scored in the 27th minute and then again in the waning moments to win 2-0 Friday night at Historic Riggs Field.
The Eagles recorded 10 shots on goal but Clemson's Cody Mizell stopped them all for a career high in saves. The Tigers only had two shots on goal but both of them found the back of the net. BC also owned a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Eagles fired off four unanswered shots in the first 12 minutes of the match before Clemson nearly scored the first goal. Riley Sumpter took a chance at the 16:24 mark but his shot got blocked, then Iain Smith took another shot that hit the crossbar 10 seconds later.
After a shot attempt by sophomore Chris Ager was saved, the Tigers put a goal on the board in the 27th minute. Amadou Dia found the back of the net with the help of passes from Smith and Brynjar Benediktsson.
BC took the final four shots of the half following the goal, but all were saved by Mizell.
The Eagles opened the second half by taking eight of the first 10 shots and Mizell kept his momentum going by making four saves. The Eagles took 10 shots in the half compared to Clemson's four, but the Tigers put the game away in the final moments with a goal from Smith with one second left.
The Eagles (9-4-0, 2-3-0 ACC) face Boston University Tuesday night at the Terriers' Nickerson Field.