No. 21 Men's Soccer Blanks No. 19 Duke, 1-0
Nov. 10, 2010
CARY, N.C. - Junior midfielder Amit Aburmad netted the game's only goal in the 17th minute to lead No. 5 seed Boston College to a 1-0 victory over No. 4 seed Duke in the quarterfinals of the 2010 ACC Men's Soccer Championship Wednesday night at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The Eagles advance to the semifinal round where they will play top-seeded North Carolina on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. The Tar Heels defeated No. 8 seed NC State 4-0 in quarterfinal action.
A streaking Aburmad one-timed a feed from Edvin Worley from eight yards out for his fourth goal of the season at 16:21. Sophomore midfielder Kyle Bekker, an All-Conference second-team honoree, also assisted on the goal.
Duke outshot the Eagles, 9-4, in the match. Of the Blue Devils nine shots, three were blocked by the Boston College defense including two strikes turned aside by central defender Sacir Hot - one taken by Rob Dolot in the 38th minute and a second taken by Ryan Finley, the ACC's Offensive Player of the Year, in the 82nd minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Justin Luthy registered four saves, including three first-half stops, to earn his 10th win of the season. The shutout marked the BC defenses sixth of the season.
Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw did not register a save in the loss. He falls to 9-5-4.
Team Records: Boston College - 10-3-5; Duke - 9-4-4
Game Notes: Boston College has won 10 or more games eight times in the last 12 seasons ... The Eagles have advanced to the ACC Tournament's semifinal round for the fourth straight season ... BC improved to 2-0 against Duke in ACC Tournament play, having earned a 1-0 overtime win against the Blue Devils in last fall's championship. Additionally, BC evened the eight-game league series with Duke, 4-4-0.