Boston College Reaches Round Of 16 With Upset Win Over St. John's
Nov. 22, 2009
Courtesy of Boston College
JAMAICA, N.Y. – Junior co-captain Karl Reddick scored the decisive goal – the game’s only score – in the eighth minute of play to lead Boston College to a 1-0 victory over No. 14 St. John’s in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship before 2,128 fans at Belson Stadium.
BC (14-8-0) will face Drake in the tournament’s round of 16 on Sunday, Nov. 29. Game site and time are to be announced. It marks the first time since 2002 that BC has advanced to the round of 16 teams.
Reddick one-timed a cross along the ground from freshman Kyle Bekker with his right foot at 7:43 for the gamewinner.
Freshman goalkeeper Justin Luthy recorded three first-half saves to earn the victory, his ninth shutout of the season.
St. John’s outshot the visiting Eagles 12-10, with a 9-3 first-half edge. BC totaled seven second-half shots to the Red Storm’s three.
Red Storm senior goalkeeper Derby Carrillo totaled three saves in the match, including a diving stop to his left off an Edvin Worley shot last in the first half of play.
Freshman forward Charlie Rugg led the BC offensive output with three shots, while Reddick and Worley each totaled multiple shots for the victors.
Game Notes: Boston College’s victory snapped St. John’s 21-game home win streak during which the team went 17-0-4 … Freshman fullback Stefan Carter started the match and freshman fullback Tumi Gugushe made his second career appearance; Gugushe previously saw action in BC’s 3-0 win over Fairfield (Sept. 15).
Team Records: Boston College (14-8-0), St. John’s (9-3-9)