Men's Soccer Loses At #4 Maryland In ACC Quarters, 2-0
Nov. 12, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Boston College men's soccer team lost at No. 4 Maryland, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship on Tuesday night at Ludwig Field.
Mikias Eticha scored Maryland's first goal in the 52nd minute and then Tsubasa Endoh scored 20 minutes later to seal the win. Michael Sauers was credited with an assist.
The Terrapins held significant advantages in both shots (20-6) and corner kicks (10-1). Sophomore keeper Alex Kapp matched a career high with seven saves.
Five of Kapp's saves came in the first half and he was able to keep the Terps off the board. Mikey Ambrose tested Kapp early in the seventh minute but he made his first save of the night. With 10 minutes left in the half, Maryland went on a surge and forced Kapp to make three saves in three minutes, but he was able to keep the Terps at bay.
BC had just one shot on goal by junior Matt Wendelken in the 34th minute. It was the only save that Maryland keeper Zack Steffen would have to make.
Maryland kept the pressure on BC in the second half and had an 11-3 shot advantage. The Terps earned a couple of corner kicks but couldn't capitalize, but then Eticha broke the tie when he blasted a 25-yard shot to the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
All three of BC's second half shots came between the 62nd and 65th minutes but none of them were on goal. Endoh added the insurance goal when Sauers sent in a cross that he put away in the 72nd minute.
The Eagles dropped to 7-9-2 this year while Maryland improved to 11-3-5.