Nov. 29, 2009

Courtesy of Boston College

NEWTON, Mass. – Senior Luke Gorczyca scored two of Drakes four second-half goals, including the decisive header in the 69th minute that represented the game-winning tally, to lead the visiting Bulldogs to a 6-4 win over Boston College in the third round of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship before 862 fans at the Newton Campus Field.

Senior Kevin Shrout has one goal and two assists, classmate Garrett Webb tallied one goal and one assist, while Matt Kuhn and Michael Noonon each scored once for the victors.  Junior Nick Foster added two second-half assists.

Boston College scored twice in the game’s first 30 minutes for an early 2-0 advantage, took a 3-2 lead just more than one minute after halftime and tied the score at 4-4 in the 69th minute, before Gorczyca’s goal that put Drake on top for good.  That goal came just eight seconds after BC had scored the equalizer.

BC freshman forward Charlie Rugg had one goal and two assists while senior Mor Avi Hanan tallied one goal and one assist in the loss.

Junior co-captain Karl Reddick gave the Eagles an early one-goal lead, finishing a through ball from Avi Hanan and Rugg in the 18th minute.

Avi Hanan doubled the BC lead at 29:16 on a left-footed free kick from 28 yards out into the upper 90-degree angle of the goal before two Drake goals and four yellow cards in the final 15 minutes of the first half.

Noonan scored first for the Bulldogs and Shrout tied the score at two goals apiece just 14 seconds before halftime.  Both goals were scored off free kicks.

Rugg lifted the host Eagles to a 3-2 lead just 1 minute, 25 seconds after halftime on his seventh goal of the season at 46:25.

Drake responded with Garrett Webb’s 13th of the year in the 57th minute before Gorczyca’s lifted the Bulldogs to a temporary 4-3 lead in the 68th minute.

BC freshman midfielder Kyle Bekker tied the game at 4-4 just more than one minute later.

Gorczyca’s Kuhn scored the insurance goal – Drake’s sixth of the game and the 10th goal between the teams combined – in the 83rd minute.

Drake sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Kadlec made one save in 40 minutes to earn the victory, his third of the season.  Kadlec subbed for an injured starter Michale Drodz, who played the first 51 minutes.

Freshman goalkeeper Justin Luthy make three saves in the defeat, just his second loss in his last 10 games.

The Eagles finish their season with a 14-9-0 record.

Game Notes:  Nine different players combined to score the game’s 10 goals … Boston College used 13 total players – eight freshman, two sophomores, two juniors and one senior … BC had not surrendered more than two goals in any single game and had given up just 17 totals goals in 22 games prior to today’s match …freshman fullback Sacir Hot started the contest, played four minutes and was replaced.  He re-entered the game in the 70th minute and played the final 20 minutes … freshman fullback Stefan Carter did not start the match, but played 45 second-half minutes.

Team Records: Drake University (16-6-2), Boston College (14-9-0)