October 21, 2009

Men's Soccer Drops Late Decision To Boston College, 2-1

VIDEO: Holy Cross vs. Boston College Highlights

WORCESTER, Mass. - Two late Boston College goals in the second half doomed the Holy Cross men's soccer team as the Eagles topped the Crusaders 2-1 at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium under the lights Wednesday. Holy Cross now holds a 3-10 overall record as Boston College goes to 9-6.

The Crusaders scored first as junior Jon Werth (University Park, Md.) broke through for his second goal of the season at 12:17. After a smooth transition, fellow junior Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) crossed the ball from the right side of the net, finding Werth inside the six to put in the goal. At the half, each team tallied eight shots and one corner. Senior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) made two saves on two shots-on-goal.

Boston College came back after halftime to control the offensive tempo the rest of the way out. The Eagles finally found the chance to score in the 73rd minute as sophomore Patrick Chin scored his first goal of the season when Booth came out of the box to defend a flurry of shots, knotting the score at 1-1. Boston College scored again in the 79th minute when sophomore Edvin Worley, who also picked up the assist on the Chin goal, scored for himself on another Holy Cross defensive miscue. Boston College finished the game with a 16-10 shots advantage, 8-2 in the second half. Holy Cross won the corner kicks battle 4-3.

Werth and freshman Pat McCann (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) led the Crusaders with three shots each to tie for the team lead. McCann's three shots were also a season high. Booth finished with five saves on seven shots-on-goal.

Holy Cross will play in its fifth Patriot League match-up on Sunday, Oct. 25. The squad will travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy who is currently 2-2 in the league. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.