BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech (5-12-1, 0-8-0) men’s soccer team dropped its final match in ACC play to Boston College (9-6-2, 5-3-0), 2-1, in front of 1023 fans at Sandra D. Thompson Field. Senior Scott Dillie netted his fourth goal of the season while freshman Thomas St.Germain made the start in net for Tech, making nine saves in the contest.
Prior to the match Dillie, senior Taylor Walsh and graduate student Demanya Dogbey were honored in part of the senior night festivities.
“We gave it 100 percent tonight,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “The team gave a great effort, but against solid competition it sometimes isn’t enough.”
In the first half the teams played to a 0-0 tie. BostonCollege was on the attack in the period tallying 12 shots in the first half, while garnering six corner kicks. Meanwhile, the Hokies took three shots and were awarded one corner in the half. Junior James Gilson and sophomore James Shupp each had a shot on net for Tech in the half.
The Hokies lit up the scoreboard early in the second period. In the 61st minute of play, Tech was awarded a corner kick on the right side of the field. Sophomore Clarke Bentley crossed the ball to the inside of the BostonCollege box, where he found Dillie sprinting to receive the ball. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native headed the ball to the back of the net, beating BostonCollege senior Chris Brown. Brown, who made his 17th start, had two saves in the match.
BostonCollege came back to tie the contest 1-1 in the 75th minute. The Eagles received a free kick on the right side of the pitch. Freshman Edvin Worley lofted a pass to senior Alejandro Bedoya. Bedoya, who had 11 shots in the match, pushed the ball past St. Germain for the equalizer.
Bedoya was back at in the 85th minute. Senior Greg O’Neil lofted a long pass from the midfield and hit his classmate Bedoya. The Weston, Fla. native beat St. Germain for the second time tonight and gave BostonCollege a 2-1 lead.
At the end of the match, BostonCollege held a 19-4 shot advantage and registered 10 corner kicks to the Hokies three.
The Hokies will take part in the ACC Tournament on Nov. 11-16. Their opponent will be announced by the ACC offices on Monday, Nov. 10.
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