Men's Soccer Rallies for 1-1 Tie at Boston College
NEWTON, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team tied Boston College, 1-1-, in double overtime. Simon Becher tallied his first collegiate goal in the 42nd minute to send the game into halftime at 1-1.
In the 12th minute Boston College scored the first goal of the game as Trevor Davock took a shot on a rush that Henry Stutz turned aside but Simon Enstrom was there to fire in the rebound.
Holy Cross responded in the 42nd minute when Simon Becher sent home his first career goal to even the score at 1-1 before the half. Garrett Leahy moved the ball forward into Eagle territory and took a shot that was deflected by the Eagle defense and right to the foot of Becher. The freshman forward quickly sent the ball into the net on the short side.
In the second half, BC outshot Holy Cross 12-3 but Stutz denied every attempt the Eagles made. The Crusaders out-advantaged the Eagles in corner kicks, 5-4, but were also unable to convert for the go-ahead.
The game was forced into overtime and Boston College tallied six shots in each overtime frame. The Crusaders did not record a shot. The final shot tally was 32-7 in favor of the Eagles. Stutz posted a season-high 11 saves to keep the game knotted.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Eagles recorded 12 shots on goal to the Crusaders’ 1.
- Holy Cross had six corner kick advantages and Boston College had 10.
COACH KOOLMAN ON THE GAME:
“Overall, it was a good team effort and the result was disciplined on both sides of the ball. Our character and discipline paid off with the result. In the next phase we have to start our belief that we can hold the ball and generate attack. It was a very good team effort on the road against a very good Boston College team.”
The Crusaders return Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium to take on the Hartford Hawks on Sept. 15 at 7:05 p.m.