Rugg's Two Goals Lead Boston College In 2-1 Win At No. 2 North Carolina
Oct. 17, 2009
Freshman Charlie Rugg scored two first-half goals and freshman goalkeeper Justin Luthy made nine saves as Boston College earned a 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over second-ranked North Carolina before 1,811 fans at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Rugg's goals, Nos. 5 and 6 of the season, came early in the first half. He lifted the visitors to a one-goal lead in the 14th minute and doubled the team's lead in the 25th. Junior co-captain Karl Reddick assisted on Rugg's first goal and classmate Kyle Bekker assisted on Rugg's second score.
Luthy tallied three saves in the game's first 45 minutes and six saves in the second half to earn the victory.
The Eagles, who have won each of their last three games, improve to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in ACC play.
North Carolina outshot BC, 16-7, including a 7-2 advantage in second-half action.
The Tar Heels halved the BC lead in the 52 nd minute on Cameron Brown's fifth goal of the season.
North Carolina's Brooks Haggerty made two saves in net.
The Tar Heels fall to 9-2-2 overall and 3-2-1 in conference contests.
Game Notes: The win marked BC's third over an opponent ranked within the nation's top 15. BC previously defeated No. 14 Boston University (Sept. 18) and No. 11 Duke (Sept. 25) ... Boston College has won each of the last three meetings against North Carolina. Last September, No. 16 BC defeated No. 7 UNC behind Alejandro Bedoya's three-goal performance ... Rugg scored multiple goals in a single game for the second time of his 13-game collegiate career. The Roslindale, Mass., resident tallied his first multiple-goal effort in a 3-0 win over Fairfield (Sept. 15) ... Next, Boston College will travel to Worcester, Mass., to face Holy Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.