Men's Soccer Rally Falls Short At #14 Clemson, 3-2
Oct. 25, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. - Boston College scored goals in the 70th and 85th minutes, but its rally fell short as No. 14 Clemson held on to beat the Boston College men's soccer team, 3-2, on Friday night at Historic Riggs Field.
Juniors Cole DeNormandie and Giuliano Frano scored the Boston College goals in the second half. It was the third goal of the season for both players. Freshman Zeiko Lewis was credited with an assist on both goals and leads the ACC with 10.
Clemson held a 14-10 edge in shots in the match and had an 8-3 advantage in the first half.
The Tigers recorded four of the first five shots and converted one early in the 17th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Manolo Sanchez scored with an assist from Ara Amirkhanian to give Clemson the early edge. T.J. Casner doubled the lead in the 39th minute when he sent home a pass from Thales Moreno, and Clemson took a 2-0 lead into the locker room.
The Eagles took three of the first four shots in the second half but it was Clemson which added to the lead in the 55th minute. Bobby Belair scored with an assist from Thomas McNamara to make it 3-0.
From that point, Boston College began to gain some traction when DeNormandie scored a goal in the 70th minute. Clemson's Andrew Tarbell made a save on a shot by junior Giuliano Frano four minutes later, but the next shot of the match made it a one goal game. Frano found the back of the net when he received a pass from the ACC assist leader in the 85th minute.
The last shot of the match came in the 87th minute when Frano was high of the target.
Frano and Lewis both took a match-high three shots for the Eagles.
Tarbell was credited with one save in goal for Clemson (10-4-2, 5-2-2 ACC) while sophomore Alex Kapp made three saves.
The Eagles (6-6-2, 3-5-1) are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Providence to take on Brown at 7:30 p.m.