Men's Soccer ACCtion: Saturday, October 20
Oct. 21, 2007
The No. 9 Boston College men's soccer team remains undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 5-0-0 as the Eagles stunned No. 7 Virginia, 2-1, at Klockner Stadium. The No. 9 Eagles (8-3-1, 5-0-0 ACC), who are now 3-0 on the road in ACC action, were originally schedule to play the Cavaliers (8-3-2, 1-2-2 ACC) on Friday night but due to travel difficulties the game was rescheduled for Saturday.
The change did not seem to bother the Eagles as they took the game away from the Cavaliers at 67:50 in the match. Freshman Karl Reddick would score the go-ahead goal off a corner kick. Junior Rueben Ayarna sent a line drive into the box and Reddick dove flat out and headed the ball low into the far corner, right by an unsuspecting Virginia keeper Michael Giallombardo. It was Reddick's first of the season and it gave the Eagles 2-1 lead.
In the 74th minute, BC's goalkeeper Chris Brown kept the Eagles ahead when he made a smart play on a chip towards the goal by Virginia's Jeremy Barlow. Barlow received the ball about 20 yards out off a corner kick. The chip went towards the goal and high but Brown jumped up, landed in the goal but kept the ball from crossing the goal mouth. He stepped forward and cleared the ball deep into the Cavaliers half of the field.
The Cavaliers pressured Boston College in the final 10 minutes of action but the Eagles defense stayed strong. Brown (8-3-1) finished the match with three saves, but was aggressive on corner kicks and free kicks the Cavaliers had in the waning minutes of action.