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Men's Soccer Falls To Massachusetts, 2-1, In NCAA Tournament Play

Junior Mike Konicoff and Boston College concluded the 2007 soccer season with a record of 15-5-1

Junior Mike Konicoff and Boston College concluded the 2007 soccer season with a record of 15-5-1

Nov. 28, 2007

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NEWTON, Mass. - Boston College junior Alejandro Bedoya scored the game's first goal - his eighth of the season - at 17:14, before Massachusetts responded with two goals in game's final 45 minutes to lead the visiting Minutemen to a 2-1 NCAA Tournament victory over top-seeded Boston College before 1,882 fans at Newton Campus Soccer Field.

Sophomore Bryan Hogan and junior Mike DeSantis each scored second-half goals to lift Massachusetts, which will face Central Connecticut State in third-round play, to the win.

Both second-half goals were scored off corner kicks, of which the visiting Minutemen recorded an 11-4 advantage.

Hogan tied the score with a header off Ben Arikian's corner kick at 50:15 and DeSantis netted the game-winning goal at 84:43, redirecting Doug Rappaport's corner kick to the far post.

BC junior goalkeeper Chris Brown made a season-high nine saves in the contest.

Zack Simmons registered four saves in net for UMass to earn his 15th win of the season.

Massachusetts (15-7-1) totaled a 14-12 advantage in shots, including a 10-6 edge in the second half.

BC concludes a season in which it captured the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles with a 15-5-1 record.

Team Fouls: Boston College 20, Massachusetts 5.

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