Men's Soccer Beats Virginia Tech, 3-1
Nov. 3, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Derrick Boateng scored a pair of goals to lead the Boston College men's soccer team to a 3-1 win against Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field.
Boateng's two goals matched a career high from last season. Freshman Zeiko Lewis scored the equalizer and assisted on the third goal. Junior Matt Wendelken and sophomore Atobra Ampadu were also credited with assists in the match.
Lewis upped his assist total to 12 this year which ranks second in the country. It is also two short of tying the single season BC record.
The Hokies controlled the first half of play and owned a 5-1 advantage in shots. They had two quality chances in the early going with the first coming 10 minutes after kickoff. Kai Marshall started a run when he found Daniel Lauretano in the midfield. He dished to his right and found Drew Ranahan who put a shot on target. Sophomore Alex Kapp made a diving stop to his right and did not allow a rebound.
Five minutes later, a Boston College foul gave Virginia Tech a great chance right outside the box. David Clemens took the free kick, but it sailed wide of the top right corner he was aiming for. The BC defense held on during a couple of dangerous corners later in the half to keep the Hokies off the board in the first 45.
Virginia Tech finally broke through in the 55th minute. Clemens made a nice run down the left side of the pitch and then passed into the box to Ranahan. Kapp came off his line and collided with Ranahan, and the official rewarded Virginia Tech with a penalty kick. Clemens connected on that to give the Hokies the lead.
Boston College took over from there. Boateng created a chance with a nice run up the middle. He fired a shot that was blocked by a defender and had to be saved by the Hokie keeper. Ampadu quickly took the ensuing corner and passed to Lewis in front of him. Lewis found a lane to shoot and notched the equalizer in the 69th minute.
Boateng scored the game-winner seven minutes later when he received a pass from Wendelken on the left side. Boateng shot from an awkward angle and blasted the ball above the keeper's head for his first goal.
Boateng scored again in the 82nd minute to add some insurance. Lewis assisted on that strike. The Eagles kept coming at Virginia Tech and forced Kyle Renfro to make a few more saves before the match reached full time.
Renfro made seven saves for the Hokies (4-7-5, 1-4-5 ACC) while Kapp was credited with five.
Boston College (7-7-2, 4-5-1) concludes the regular season at Virginia on Friday night.