The Boston College men’s soccer team defeated the Northeastern Huskies 3-0 on Tuesday thanks to an early second-half surge which saw the Eagles score three goals in under three minutes. This year’s talented freshmen were once again a key factor for the Eagles, with Stefan Sigurdarson and Mike Suski both scoring.
Following a scoreless first half, the Boston College offense erupted, all but putting the game away with over 30 minutes remaining. Sigurdarson opened the scoring in the 54th minute, heading a Jesus Sahagun cross past Northeastern goalie Noah Abrams. The goal was made possible by some fantastic passing and proved to be a harbinger of things to come.
The Eagles did not wait long to double their lead, regaining possession and adding another goal in the 55th minute. After Suski delivered him the ball a mere four yards away from the goal, Kristofer Konradsson fired a shot past Abrams, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
Suski extended the margin to three goals less than two minutes later. After the Eagles quickly retook possession, Konradsson found Suski down the right sideline. The freshman then ripped a shot to the top right corner of the net to seal an emphatic victory.
With a performance like this directly following Friday’s win over No. 3 Wake Forest, the Eagles asserted themselves as ACC contenders. Despite a subpar 1-2-1 conference record, the Eagles displayed an explosive offense on Tuesday which can score in bunches. The Eagles will surely be looking to replicate this offensive performance over the final five games of the regular season, with four crucial ACC matchups looming.
A win against top-ranked Virginia on Friday would do a great deal to establish the Eagles as a legitimate threat to win the ACC. The Cavaliers travel to Newton on Friday with a 10-0 record, looking to maintain their No. 1 ranking nationally. However, Boston College has shown that it can compete with talented conference opponents. Just a few days removed from an upset over No. 3 Wake Forest, the Eagles are likely confident in their ability to take down the Cavaliers.
Tuesday’s win over Northeastern should give Boston College plenty of momentum heading into Friday’s crucial match, when the Eagles, now 7-2-2, will look to extend their current winning streak to three games.
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