No. 11 Duke Edges out No. 10 BC
Sept. 25, 2010
Courtesy of BC
DURHAM, NC - Duke junior midfielder Christopher Tweed-Kent scored the game's lone goal in the 83rd minute as 10th-ranked Boston College fell to the host and 11th-ranked Blue Devils before 1,061 fans at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Tweed-Kent scored the gamewinner off a cross from classmate Temi Molinar at 82:51. Forward Ryan Finley also assisted on the goal, the first scored against Boston College in four games dating back to its 1-1 tie with then-No. 9 Maryland on Sept. 10. BC's opponents' scoreless streak came to an end at 423 minutes, four seconds.
Sophomore goalkeeper Justin Luthy recorded six saves in the loss. Luthy and the Eagles fall to 4-1-2 overall and 0-1-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Sophomore forward Charlie Rugg paced the Eagle offensive attack with four shots, including a pair of prime scoring opportunities. The first came in the 10th minute but was stopped by Duke sophomore goalkeeper James Belshaw (four saves). Rugg later nearly missed netting the go-ahead goal with a header that bounced off the post 24 seconds prior to halftime.
Classmate Kyle Bekker also nearly scored twice. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound product of Oakville, Ontario, connected with Boston College's first shot off the post in the ninth minute. Bekker later nearly beat Belshaw with a dangerous shot that missed by the far post in the 74th minute.
The Blue Devils outshot the Eagles, 16-11, in the match. BC held a 5-4 edge in shots at halftime.
Next, Boston College will play at No. 6 Connecticut, which beat No. 22 South Florida 4-0 tonight, on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The team returns to ACC action at home against North Carolina State on Friday, Oct. 1.