Men's Soccer Falls To Massachusetts, 2-1, In NCAA Tournament Play
Nov. 28, 2007
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.