Oct. 24, 2007
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NEWTON, Mass. - Senior Sherron Manswell headed in Reuben Ayarna's free kick at 85:37 to snap a scoreless tie and give 12th-ranked Boston College a 1-0 home victory over Ivy League opponent Dartmouth on Wednesday at Newton Campus Soccer Field.
Junior Alejandro Bedoya had drawn a foul deep in the Dartmouth corner. On the ensuing free kick, Ayarna sent a curling left-footed cross that Manswell redirected with a header for the gamewinner.
The goal marked Manswell's fifth of the season. He now has two game-winning scores to his credit.
BC improves its record to 9-3-1. The team is 5-0-0 in ACC play and it will host top-ranked Wake Forest this Saturday at 7 p.m.
Dartmouth falls to 8-3-2 overall.
BC junior goalkeeper Chris Brown finished with a season-high six saves, including a diving stop to his right on Mike Ordonez's shot in the 52nd minute.
Brown has now recorded six shutout performances this fall.
Both teams recorded 12 shots in the game. Dartmouth registered an 8-5 first-half shot advantage while the Eagles finished with a 7-4 edge in the final 45 minutes that included two prime scoring opportunities prior to netting the game's lone goal.
With 24 minutes remaining, Bedoya fed Ryan Sherman
with a cross inside the 18-yard box that Sherman settled and blasted just over the cross bar. Two minutes later, Sherman flicked a pass to Manswell whose header was saved by Dartmouth goalkeeper Sean Milligan.
Milligan totaled three saves on five BC shots on net. The Big Green registered a team save late in the first half when Bedoya ripped a shot off a corner kick that was headed into the goal before being redirected before crossing the goal line.