November 15, 2012
Northeastern slips past Boston College
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Dante Marini's goal in the 14th minute gave Northeastern a 1-0 win over Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Parsons Field Thursday. It was the first time the Huskies have ever beaten the Eagles.
The Eagles controlled the play in the early going with their best bid being a Kyle Bekker shot from outside the box that Huskies goalkeeper Oliver Blum made a strong save on.
NU struck in the 14th minute as Marini buried his first goal of the season. Off a Nico Lara front flip throw in from the right side, Don Anding redirected the ball to the left of the net. That's where Marini was waiting to knock in his first goal in 21 matches.
BC had its best chance of the game two minutes into the half as Bekker sent a free kick into the box that Chris Ager deflected just wide of the post.
Murphy continued his solid play on offense as he let a blistering shot go from 35-yards out that just sailed over the crossbar. Derek Boateng had a sterling bid graze the crossbar and Luthy made a sprawling save on a shot by Simon Cox all within a span of a minute as the teams began to open up the offenses in the second half.
Both teams started to get physical in the 74th minute as they exchanged some shoves in the box after Luthy smothered a cross.
Stefan Carter thought he had the equalizer in the 81st minute but goalkeeper Oliver Blum shut the door from about five feet away. BC threw everything they had at the Northeastern goal but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Luthy stopped six shots as he kept BC in it until the bitter end. Blum tied a career-high with nine saves as the Huskies tied the program record for most shutouts in a season.