Tech Ties No. 19 Boston College
Kevin McFadden, Jr. scores the Hokies goal
September 16, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Freshman Kevin McFadden, Jr., scored Virginia Tech's goal in the 74th minute, giving the Hokies a 1-1 tie with No. 19 Boston College in both schools' Atlantic Coast Conference opener Friday evening. With the tie, Tech moves to 1-2-2 overall and 0-0-1 in league play. The Eagles stand at 3-1-1 on the season and 0-0-1 in ACC competition. Chad Steuck, in the defensive third of the field, served the ball into the offensive half of the field, about 25 yards out. McFadden, Jr., then took a couple of dribbles before blasting a shot past the Eagles' goalie, Issey Maholo, tying the game at 1-1. The goal was McFadden's first goal of his career. Steuck was credited with his first assist of the season and second of his career. Boston College opened the scoring in the 29th minute, when Jamen Amato netted a goal from 15 yards out on the left side, beating Tech's senior goalkeeper, Chase Harrison. The visiting Eagles pushed the ball in the first half, out-shooting the Hokies six to three. However, Tech applied the pressure in the second period, totaling 10 shots in the final 45 minutes of regulation compared to six for Boston College. Tech was the more aggressive team in the overtime periods, but was unable to net the game-winning goal. For the game, Harrison tallied three saves to five for Maholo. "It's great when you are down and come back," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "The game could have been sealed by them, but the end result is what matters. We had great chances tonight. "Everyone had tremendous effort tonight. We now have to focus on Duke." The Hokies host the Blue Devils on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., in the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.