Boston College men’s soccer was unable to find the back of their net in their 0-0 draw against Virginia Tech on Newton Campus Friday night.
The crowd was hopeful that this would be BC’s chance to end their three-game losing streak.
BC stood its ground in a game where it didn’t have much ground to begin with. Their opponent, Virginia Tech, has only lost one game this season against No. 19 Duke. BC, on the other hand, was coming off of a three-game losing streak.
Adding to the challenge, BC currently is missing six players due to injuries.
The first few minutes of the gameplay were engaging and dynamic. Both teams managed to take possession of the ball and make their way into the offensive zone. However, Virginia Tech quickly gained momentum to push the BC defense back on its heels. The Eagles were locked into a defensive position which they would hold for the majority of the game and overtime. BC managed to make one shot on goal in the first half, as did the Hokies.
Boston College goalie Brendan Klein managed to save two impressive shots from Jacob Labovitz, once in the first half and one in the second. Klein saved another one in overtime from Nick Blacklock. The second half of the overtime period ended without either team taking a shot on goal. Upon the final buzzer, many BC players fell onto the ground disappointed in the game’s outcome.
The match was BC’s second tie game of the season. The first was a 1-1 draw against Notre Dame on September 10.
BC (3-4-2) will now head to Brookline to play Northeastern on October 5 at 6:00 p.m. The Huskies present a formidable challenge for the Eagles, as they have won seven of the ten games they have played so far this season. This marks the start of a two-game road trip for the Eagles before they return home to face Syracuse October 15.
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