Oct. 29, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Junior Kevin Mejia played a part in both Boston College goals to lead the No. 13 Eagles past Virginia, 2-1, Saturday night at Klockner Stadium.
It was the first time in Mejia's career that he recorded a goal and an assist in the same match.
Freshman Diego Medina-Mendez scored BC's second goal which proved to be the game-winner. Junior Kyle Bekker assisted on Mejia's goal in the first half.
The Eagles put the pressure on early by getting the game's first three shots. Junior Justin Luthy did his part to keep the game scoreless by making a pair of saves in the first 18 minutes before Mejia connected on the first goal of the game in the 27th minute.
Bekker fed Mejia in the box and he found the back of the net to give the Eagles the lead.
Virginia put the pressure on BC following the goal, registering five corner kicks but wasn't able to put a shot on goal.
The Eagles wasted no time in the second half to increase their lead to two goals. Mejia dished a pass to Medina-Mendez who beat the keeper and then finished the chance to make it a 2-0 game in the 48th minute.
Luthy was forced to make a couple of more saves before the Cavaliers were able to find the back of the net. The Eagles were flagged for a foul in the box in the 70th minute and Brian Span connected on the ensuing penalty kick to cut the deficit in half.
The Cavaliers wouldn't get any closer, as they got off three more shots in the final 20 minutes but none were on net.
Luthy made four saves for BC in goal while Virginia's (10-6-1, 3-3-1) Spencer LaCivita was not credited with any.
The Eagles (12-4-0, 4-3-0 ACC) close out the regular season when they host No. 4 North Carolina Wednesday at 7 p.m.