Virginia Falls To Top-Seeded Boston College, 1-0
CARY, N.C. Jamie Melas scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute to lead the top-seeded Boston College men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over eighth-seeded Virginia in the quarterfinals of the 2007 ACC Tournament, being played in Cary, N.C.
“I am proud of the way we fought and how hard we played,” head coach George Gelnovatch said. “We were without Matt Mitchell, Yannick Reyering and Neil Barlow and had played 90 minutes the day before, so I think that took its toll on us. Now we are looking forward to the NCAA Tournament.”
In the first half, Boston College posted four shots to the Cavaliers’ two, including two each by juniors Reuben Ayarna and Mike Konicoff. Both teams were unable to convert on any scoring chances, and the game’s first stanza ended in a 0-0 tie.
On one of five corners forced in the half, the Eagles scored the game’s only goal when Melas punched in a rebound of a Sherron Manswell shot for the first goal of his career in the 64th minute.
Boston College (13-4-1) would stave off several Virginia scoring chances over the game’s final 25 minutes, including one Cavalier shot that rolled just feet wide of an open goal with less than 10 minutes remaining, to seal the win.
Dan Louisignau had five saves in goal for Virginia (11-7-2).
#6 Boston College 1, #25 Virginia 0
#6 Boston College (13-4-1) 0 1 1
#25 Virginia (11-7-2) 0 0 0
1. BC. Melas, 1 (Manswell), 64’
Shots: 15 5
Corners: 7 6
Saves: 2 5
Fouls: 8 17
YC/RC: 2/0 0/0
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny