Boston College Men’s Soccer lost to No. 25 Louisville on the road Friday night. The 2-0 loss is the Eagles’ third shutout loss in as many games.
The Eagles were able to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 75 minutes, but Ugo Achara broke the tie in the 77th minute when he headed a corner kick into the left side of the net.
Sophomore goalie Brennan Klein recorded his first collegiate start for BC. He posted an impressive eight saves on the night and could hardly be faulted for the two goals he conceded.
To make things even more challenging for the Eagles, midfielder Adama Kaba received a red card just 20 seconds after the Cardinals opening goal. BC had to play the remaining 12 minutes down a man and down a goal.
In the 87th minute, Nico Diaz cashed in on a deflected shot and gave the Cardinals an insurmountable two-goal lead with less than three minutes to play.
The Eagles have dropped three games in a row, all to respectable opponents. The Cardinals came in with the 11th-ranked offense in the country, and holding them to only two goals that came later in the game and being down a man is nothing to be ashamed of.
On top of this, BC has also suffered various key injuries. Star midfielder, Amos Shapiro-Thompson, suffered a torn ACL during the previous game against Yale. He is now the sixth Eagle to suffer a season-ending injury this season.
The loss Friday hands the Eagles their third consecutive shutout loss.
Boston College (3-4-1, 0-2-1) plays host to ACC rival No. 12 Virginia Tech Friday in their next game. The Eagles hope to secure their first conference win this season and get themselves out of their current losing streak.
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