August 24, 2012
Freshman’s first goal is BC winner
HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior Kevin Mejia and freshman Jason Abbott combined for a pair of first half goals to lead No. 14 Boston College to a 2-1 win at Quinnipiac Friday afternoon at the QU Soccer Field.
It was Mejia’s seventh career goal while Abbott notched the game-winner in his collegiate debut. Senior Justin Luthy was credited with five saves in the win.
Quinnipiac came out firing as they rattled off three shots in the first 11 minutes. Luthy saved all three attempts and the attack promptly rewarded him with high quality shots. Mejia scored the season’s first goal in the 15th minute to give Boston College the 1-0 lead.
Abbott followed that with his first career goal less than two minutes later to push the cushion to 2-0.
The Bobcats continued to control the pace after the goal scoring, outshooting BC 3-1 for the rest of the half. They also had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks in the first 45 minutes, and Luthy made a total of four saves in the opening half.
Boston College grabbed the pace immediately upon the opening whistle of the second half, firing off the first three shot attempts. Senior Colin Murphy’s shot was saved by QU keeper Borja Angoitia nine minutes in.
Much like the first half, it was the other team that was able to find the back of the net. William Daniels made it a one-goal game in the 59th minute with a Quinnipiac goal.
The Bobcats (0-1-0) nearly notched the equalizer just four minutes later as Erik Panzer launched a shot that was rejected by the post. The teams traded shots the rest of the way but BC held on for the win. Luthy made one more save on a William Cavallo shot in the 78th minute.
The Eagles (1-0-0) return to campus to open the home portion of their schedule on Monday at 5 p.m. when they host Boston University at the Newton Campus Field.