KINGSTON, R.I. — Junior Charlie Rugg scored in the second minute and goalkeeper Justin Luthy stopped 12 shots in goal to lead No. 10 Boston College to a 1-0 win at Rhode Island Friday night at a rain-soaked URI Soccer Complex.
The goal was Rugg’s second in the last three games and both were game-winners. He is now tied for the team lead with five goals. Senior Amit Aburmad provided the assist as he fed the ball into the box on the corner kick. It was his team-leading fifth assist of the year.
Rhode Island fired off 16 shots in the match and 12 of them were on net, but Luthy saved them all. His 12 saves were a career high and eight of them came in the second half.
No. 6 North Carolina 3, Virginia 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — No. 6 North Carolina scored two goals in the final 15 minutes and went on to beat Virginia 3-0 on Friday in front of 2,569 fans at Klöckner Stadium.
North Carolina held a 10-5 advantage in shots in the first half and controlled play for much of the way. The Tar Heels broke the tie in the 29th minute when Billy Schuler scooped up a deflection and slotted a shot to the right corner just past LaCivita. The goal was Schuler’s sixth of the season.
Virginia controlled play early in the second half and strung together several good scoring chances but had nothing to show for it. In the 76th minute, Virginia was called for a foul in the box, and Martinez converted on the penalty kick to push the UNC lead to 2-0.
The Tar Heels capped the scoring in the 81st minute when Carlos McCrary headed a Mikey Lopez cross just over an outstretched LaCivita to the right side of the goal.
No. 7 Indiana 1, Penn State 0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana (6-0-2) recorded a victory against Penn State (5-2-1) in its first Big Ten game of the season thanks to a late goal from Alec Purdie on Friday.
Indiana thought it had opened the scoring only seven minutes into the game, only for the referee to call the play offside. Last-ditch defending by the Hoosiers kept Penn State off the board three minutes later, as an outstretched leg from Chris Estridge denied a clear opportunity for the Nittany Lions.
Purdie came to the rescue for the Hoosiers in the 78th minute in a game that seemed to be heading towards overtime. A.J. Corrado collected a loose ball at the top of the box, creating enough space to float the ball into the area where Purdie was on hand to head the ball into the top right corner, leaving Wolverton stranded. The goal was Purdie’s fifth of the year in what is quickly becoming a breakout senior season.
No. 8 UC Irvine 4, UNLV 0
IRVINE, Calif. — Freshmen scored three of UC Irvine’s four goals as the Anteaters won their eighth game of the season Friday night at Anteater Stadium.
UCI (8-1-0) had a slow start being out-shot 5-2 in the first 15 minutes. In the 20th minute, Christian Hernandez and Marco Franco connected on give-and-go action before Franco put the ball on net to a streaking Lester Hayes III as UCI grabbed an early 1-0.
UNLV (1-6-0) kept attacking forcing a few more shots including one that bounded off the crossbar. Just before the half, Hernandez fed a perfect pass through the box to Juan Gutierrez, who put home his first goal an ‘Eater, giving UCI a 2-0 lead with 47 seconds left in the period.
Andrew Fontein made one great save in the half, and finished with two for his third shutout of the year.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.