Hartford Drops No. 15 BU, 3-1 In America East Play
Oct. 11, 2009
Courtesy of Boston University
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Junior Aaron O'Neal scored his eight goal of the season, but the 15th-ranked Boston University men's soccer team could not overcome a late costly miscue, as Hartford earned a 3-1 victory Saturday night at Al-Marzook Field. The Terriers (7-4-2, 1-2 AE) went a man down when they received a red card at 73:11, and the Hawks (5-5-2, 2-0-1 AE) took advantage with two goals to pull out the win.
Bojan Delibasic put UH on the board first at 22:53 when he shot wide from right towards the far left post off an assist from Hartford's America East Player of the Game Patrick Boucher.
Down a goal, the Terriers remained resolute despite entering the locker room behind in shot attempts, 7-5.
They finally got on the board at 71:36 when BU's AE Player of the Game O'Neal tied the game off an assist from Nick Prunier. O'Neal now has 19 points on the year, while Prunier improves to three with his first career assist.
Following the red card at 73:11, Boucher put Hartford ahead for good at 76:28 when he chipped over the defense and goalie Hrafn Davidsson from the left side of the box. Carlos Villa added the insurance score at 88:50 off an assist from Howard Wong.
UH edged BU in shot attempts, 12-10, while the Terriers led in corners, 3-0. Davidsson recorded three saves, and Nenad Cudic finished with four for the victory.
With the victory, the Hawks earn their first win since 2003 over BU, who was 3-0-2 in the last five meetings.
The Terriers will now look to snap their two-game losing streak on Friday, Oct. 16, at Binghamton in a contest that will be shown live by the Fox Soccer Channel.