NCAA Men's Soccer ACCtion: Thursday, November 15

Nov. 15, 2012

Virginia Downs Lafayette, 1-0, to Advance to NCAA Second Round

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Will Bates (Sr., Chester, Va.) headed home a Scott Thomsen (Fr., Brick, N.J.) corner kick in the 87th minute for the match's lone goal as the Virginia men's soccer team claimed a 1-0 victory over Lafayette Thursday afternoon in a first-round NCAA tournament match at Klöckner Stadium. UVa (10-6-4) extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight matches, while ending the Lafayette (9-8-4) seven-match unbeaten string.

Virginia will travel to No. 13 seed New Mexico for a second-round match at 9 p.m. Sunday in Albuquerque. The Cavaliers and Lobos (16-3-1) will meet for just the second time in men's soccer; they played to a 1-1 draw in the 2004 NCAA Tournament in Charlottesville, with UVa advancing over the top-ranked Lobos in a penalty-kick shootout.

"Lafayette was a really tough team to break down," Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. "I was happy with the second half, more than the first half, just in terms of being in their end more than they were in our end, and finding a way at this important time of the year to get a goal - and who else but a guy who comes through in big moments like Will Bates."

Boston College Falls to Northeastern, 1-0

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 long goal of the first half as Dante Marini deposited a header past Justin Luthy at the 14 minute mark.