Oct. 8, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – Clemson and 11th-ranked Boston College played to a 1-1 overtime draw in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.
Clemson is now 3-5-2 overall and 0-2-2 in the ACC. Boston College is now 5-2-3 overall and 1-1-2 in league play.
The Tigers threatened in the sixth minute of play. Boston College defender Chris Ager misplayed the ball and Clemson’s Tommy Drake sent a 10-yard shot toward the goal, but Luthy saved the ball and controlled the shot to keep the match scoreless.
Clemson scored early in the game during the eighth minute. Nick Burton dribbled down the left side and sent a pass to K.C. Onyeador who knocked the ball in the net near the left post for his second goal of the year.
In the 35th minute Burton sent a diagonal shot from the left from 20 yards out and the Eagles’ Luthy made the save.
Late in the first half, Edvin Worley took as shot from 15 yards out and Mizell made the save. Worley again struck with 1:01 left as he attempted a header from 10 yards out, but Mizell made the save.
Early in the second half, Boston College’s Kevin Mejia took a diagonal shot from 18 yards out and Mizell made another save.
In the 55th minute Burton fed Austin Savage who took a 12-yard shot that went just over the goal.
Boston College scored midway in the second half during the 69th minute. Kyle Bekker sent a pass to the right to Kevin Mejia. Mejia shot the ball and the Clemson goalkeeper, Cody Mizell was not able to control the save. The ball trickled toward the right post and Edvin Worley knocked the ball in the goal to tie the score at the 68:08 mark.
With the score tied 1-1 with 9:40 left to go in regulation, Clemson’s Jack Metcalf took a shot that hit the cross bar and was cleared by the Boston College defense.
Boston College answered back with 7:10 remaining when Bekker took a shot outside the box that went wide of the left post. Beckker also took a direct kick from 24 yards out with only :33 seconds remaining in regulation, but Mizell made his fifth save of the evening.
In the two overtime periods neither team could attempt a shot. For the game, Clemson’s Mizell made five saves and Luthy of Boston College finished the match with 4.
Clemson finished the contest with 11 shots, while the Eagles had 10. Clemson had three corner kicks compared to Boston College’s 2.
“Tonight was discouraging,” said Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan. “We played well enough to win, and I felt we deserved the win. It’ a hollow feeling when something like this happens. We must play hard the entire 90 minutes. We had some good chances to ice the game after the 1-0 lead. The game was there for our taking. We have to make our own breaks, and now we will go back and continue to improve and work hard and prepare for next week.”
The Tigers will play host to Elon on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Tigers’ next action.
Scoring Clemson- K.C. Onyeador (Wes Nelson, Nick Burton) 7:52 Boston College- Edvin Worley (Kyle Bekker, Kevin Mejia) 68:08
Shots: Clemson 11, Boston College 10 Corner Kicks: Clemson 3, Boston College 2 Saves: Cody Mizell (CU) 5, Justin Luthy (BC) 4 Fouls: Clemson 8, Boston College 15 Attendance: 2,142
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