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CHARLOTTESVILLE The No. 7 ranked Virginia men’s soccer team suffered its first home loss of the season, falling to No. 9 Boston College 2-1 Saturday night at Klckner Stadium. The Cavaliers fall to 8-3-2 on the season, 1-2-2 in the ACC, while the Eagles remain the conference leaders at 5-0-0 in league play, 8-3-1 overall.

“I am not as upset about this loss as I was with the one at Clemson,” said head coach George Gelnovatch. “At Clemson we deserved to win, but tonight we didn’t deserve to win. I told the team at halftime that if we continued to play that way we were going to lose. I don’t want to take anything away from BC, they are a great team, but we weren’t close to where we are capable of playing.”

The Cavaliers jumped out to the early lead in the fourth minute of play. Jeremy Barlow (Herndon, Va.) dribbled through several Eagle defenders before being hauled down in the box for a penalty kick. Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) converted the chance for the Cavaliers for his ACC leading ninth goal of the season. Boston College drew even in the 21st minute. A Cavalier foul just outside the box set up a free kick which Ryan Sherman curled in for his second goal of the season.

In the second half, the Eagles took the lead in the 68th minute. Reuben Ayarna’s corner kick came to Karl Reddick, who headed it in for his first goal of the season.

The Cavaliers outshot the Eagles 12-10 in the game, while each team had seven corner kicks. Michael Giallombardo (Manalapan, N.J.) made four saves for Virginia, while Chris Brown made three for Boston College.

Virginia will continue its homestand on Tuesday when it hosts Liberty. Game time at Klckner Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

#9 Boston College 2, #7 Virginia 1

#9 Boston College (8-3-1, 5-0-0) 1 1 2
#7 Virginia (8-3-2, 1-2-2) 1 0 1

Scoring Summary
1. UVa. Reyering, 9 (penalty kick) 4’
2. BC. Sherman, 2 (unassisted) 21’
3. BC. Reddick, 1 (Ayarna) 68’

Shots: 12 10
Corners: 7 7
Saves: 4 3
Fouls: 15 18
YC/RC: 1/0 3/0

Weather: 73 degrees, clear
Attendance: 2916

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