ACC Men's Soccer Begins NCAA Tournament With Two Wins

Boston College and Virginia Advance to the Second Round

First Round



Score: Boston College 1, Vermont 0
Records: Boston College (10-7-1), Vermont (11-7-3)
Location: Newton Campus Soccer Complex, Newton, Mass.
Attendance: 555
 
TURNING POINT
Freshman Simon Enstrom scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season in the 71st minute to give the Eagles the lead
 
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • The teams played to a 0-0 deadlock in the first half, with Vermont edging BC, 6-5
  • Vermont pressed in the second half, out-shooting the Eagles 10-3, but the Eagles managed to play the counter for the game-winning goal
  • The Catamounts had a bid to go ahead in the 49th minute when Charlie DeFeo's header was cleared off the line by Atobra Ampadu and Brian Wright got on the end of the rebound. His overhead kick-attempt, however, was saved by Eagles goalkeeper Alex Kapp. UVM had a second effort in the 65th minute when Jaime Miralles' diving header was stopped by Kapp
  • In the 71st minute, Eagles center back Len Zeugner played a long ball out of the back and connected with Zeiko Lewis down the left wing. Lewis cut inside and sent an in-swinging cross back toward goal where Enstrom stepped behind his defender and tapped the ball past Catamounts goalkeeper Greg Walton on the far post
  • BC almost doubled its eight minutes later when Idrissa Bangura's back-to-back shots from inside the six-yard box were saved and off the post
UP NEXT
Boston College will travel to face No. 15 South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 22. Kickoff and broadcast information will be announced within the next day. 



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals in earning a 2-0 win over Rider Thursday evening in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia (10-4-3) advances to play No. 10 seed Maryland at 5 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 22) in the round of 32 in College Park, Md. The match will be broadcast online via BTN Plus.

Virginia controlled the possession through the majority of the match, racking up an 18-10 edge in shots, including 9-5 on goal. Both teams earned six corners. UVA goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell (So., Todd, N.C.) saved all five of Rider's shots on goal as he picked up his seventh clean sheet of 2015. Rider goalkeeper Ryan Baird recorded six saves.

Making its 37th NCAA tournament appearance, including its NCAA-record 35th straight, Virginia improved to 61-29-5 all-time in NCAA tournament play, including a 46-18-2 mark in Charlottesville. In its third NCAA outing, Rider finished the season with a 14-6-1 mark.

UVA and Maryland now will renew their longtime rivalry. The former ACC foes have not played since the 2013 NCAA College Cup in Chester, Pa., when the Terps knocked the Cavaliers out in the semifinals, 2-1.

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