Men's Soccer Defeats Duke in OT
Oct. 22, 2011
NEWTON, Mass. - Junior Charlie Rugg's goal with fewer than three minutes left in the second overtime session capped a Boston College rally and lifted the host Eagles to a 2-1 ACC win before 1,223 fans at the Newton Campus Field.
After Duke claimed a 1-0 lead on senior Christopher Tweed-Kent's goal at 18:47, BC trailed for nearly 60 minutes before evening the score on freshman Diego Medina-Mendez's fifth goal of the season. Medina-Mendez won the scramble for the rebound of a teammate's shot and found the top of the net from eight yards out.
Duke had the first great scoring chance of the extra sessions - just 40 seconds into the second session - when Tweed-Kent was robbed of his second tally of the night by a spectacular save by BC junior goalkeeper Justin Luthy.
Less than four minutes later - at 106:19 - Rugg sent the home crowd home happy, taking a pass from classmate Kyle Bekker, gaining a step on the Duke defender and beating Blue Devil keeper James Belshaw from 17 yards out.
Duke's tally came when a cross from freshman Nick Palodichuk found Tweed-Kent on the left side and the senior sent the ball into the far corner of the net.
Duke finished with an 18-14 shot advantage, though both teams recorded seven shots on goal. Rugg paced the home team with three shots on net. Tweed-Kent put three shots on goal to lead Duke.
BC's Luthy made six saves, including one in each extra session, to earn his 11th win of the season. Duke's Belshaw stopped five shots.
Game Notes: Duke had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
Team Records: Boston College 11-4-0, 3-3-0 ACC; Duke 7-6-1, 3-3-1 ACC