No. 3 Virginia and No. 15 Boston College Play To a 1-1 Draw
NEWTON, Mass. – The third-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team played No. 15 Boston College to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on the road Friday night (Oct. 22) in Newton, Mass. Junior forward Brian Ownby (Glen Allen, Va.) was the goal-scorer for UVa.
Virginia’s record went to 9-2-3 overall and 2-2-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the tie. Boston College remained unbeaten at home this season and the Eagles’ record went to 7-2-5 overall and 1-1-4 in the league.
It was UVa’s third-consecutive overtime match. The Cavaliers are unbeaten in their last five games (3-0-2).
Boston College got on the scoreboard first when Charlie Rugg one-timed a shot from five yards out for his sixth goal of the season in the 39th minute. Amit Aburmad had the assist for Boston College, which took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Ownby headed a ball from 10 yards out into the right side of the net for his seventh goal of the season in the 58th minute. T.J. Cyrus (Virginia Beach, Va.) had the assist, his second of the year.
Ownby has now scored five goals in the Cavaliers’ last five games.
The 1-1 score held up for the rest of regulation and the teams headed to overtime. In the first extra period, Ownby had a shot for UVa but it was wide.
In the second overtime, Boston College threatened with two corner kicks and Cavalier midfielder Jimmy Simpson (Warrenton, Va.) had a shot saved by Eagle goalkeeper Justin Luthy but neither team could capitalize on its opportunities.
In goal for Virginia, Diego Restrepo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) had seven saves. Luthy had three saves for BC.
The Eagles out-shot the Cavaliers, 27-16, and held a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks.
In the all-time series with BC, Virginia’s record went to 4-3-1. Against ranked teams in 2010, Virginia is now 1-2-2.
Virginia returns home on Friday, Oct. 29, to face Maryland. Kick-off from Klöckner Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.
No. 3 Virginia 1, No. 15 Boston College 1 (2OT)
#3 Virginia (9-2-3, 2-2-1 ACC) 0 1 0 0 – 1
#15 Boston College (7-2-5, 1-1-4 ACC) 1 0 0 0 – 1
BC. Rugg 6 (Aburmad) 39′
UVa. Ownby 7 (Cyrus) 58′
Shots: UVa 16, BC 27
Corners: UVa 4, BC 9
Saves: UVa 7 (Restrepo 7), BC 3 (Luthy 3)
Fouls: UVa 9, BC 6
Offsides: UVa 1, BC 1