Nov. 15, 2012
Brookline, Mass. - The Boston College men's soccer team put nine shots on goal against Oliver Blum but couldn't overcome an early Huskies goal as their season ends in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Justin Luthy stopped six shots as he kept BC in it until the bitter end.
The Eagles controlled the play in the early going with their best bid being a Kyle Bekker shot from outside the box that goalkeeper Oliver Blum made a strong save on. The Huskies tallied the lone goal of the first half as Dante Marini deposited a header past Justin Luthy at the 14 minute mark.
Northeastern looked to slow down the pace after they took the lead as BC struggled to generate any scoring chances in the box. Kyle Bekker, Colin Murphy, and Kevin Mejia recorded the shots on goals for the Eagles as they outshot the Huskies 3-2 in the first half.
BC had its best chance of the game two minutes into the half as Kyle Bekker sent a free kick into the box that Chris Ager deflected just wide of the post.
Colin Murphy continued his solid play on offense as he let a blistering shot go from 35-yards out that just sailed over the crossbar. Derek Boateng had a sterling bid graze the crossbar and Justin Luthy made a sprawling save all within a span of a minute as the teams began to open up the offenses in the second half.
Both teams started to get physical in the 74th minute as they exchanged some shoves in the box after Luthy smothered a cross. Charlie Rugg returned to action after missing the ACC Tournament game against Clemson and registered a shot on goal with just over 10 minutes remaining.
Stefan Carter thought he had the equalizer in the 81st minute but goalkeeper Oliver Blum shut the door from about five feet away. BC threw everything they had at the Northeastern goal but couldn't find the back of the net this night as Northeastern defeated the Eagles for the first time in their program history.
Notes: Game time temperature, 38 degrees ... Derrick Boateng led the team with three shots on goal ... Records: BC 8-6-5, NU 14-2-4.