Oct. 9, 2015
NEWTON, Mass. – The No. 10 Virginia men’s soccer team’s late rally fell short in a 2-1 defeat at Boston College Friday evening at Newton Campus Field in Newton, Mass. UVA (7-2-2, ACC: 2-2-1/7 points) fell in a 2-0 hole before scoring in the 86th minute and nearly scoring the equalizer in the final minute.
Simon Enstrom scored both goals for Boston College (8-3-1 (ACC: 3-2-0/9 points), while Jean-Christophe Koffi (Fr., Potomac, Md.) recorded his second goal of the season for the Cavaliers.
Virginia out-shot BC 12-4, including a 10-2 edge while dominating the possession battle in the second half. UVA also took 13 corner kicks, including 10 in the second half. BC earned three corners – all in the first half. BC was called for 15 fouls, while UVA was whistled for 10.
UVA goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell (So., Todd, N.C.) made one save, while BC keeper Cedric Saladin recorded four saves.
Boston College scored in the 34th minute when Mohammed Moro fired a shot that Caldwell saved, but Enstrom collected the rebounded and finished for his fourth goal of the year. Enstrom struck again in the 59th minute when he took a Zeiko Lewis flick and deposited it past Caldwell.
Virginia broke through in the 86th minute on a scramble in the box, with Koffi finishing for his second goal of the season. Wesley Suggs (R-So., Bowie, Md.) and Patrick Foss (Jr., South Riding, Va.) each assisted on the score, with Foss recording his fourth assist of the week.
With just under a minute left, Derrick Etienne (Fr., Paterson, N.J.) ripped a blast that Saladin made a terrific save on to keep the lead in tact.
The Cavaliers return home for a pair of matches next week, taking on American Tuesday (Oct. 13) for a 7 p.m. match with American before entertaining Pitt on Friday, Oct. 16 in an 8 p.m. game.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Trio Gets VaSID All-State Nod
M. Soccer | 12/13/2017
The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) listed Sergi Nus, Jeff Caldwell and Jean-Christ...
Cavaliers Land Five on All-South Region Team
M. Soccer | 12/2/2017
A total of five Virginia men’s soccer players were listed on the 2017 United Soccer Coaches...
Jeff White: UVA Soccer Expects Continued Success in 2018
M. Soccer | 11/30/2017
UVA's soccer teams, whose seasons ended with NCAA tournament losses this month, are looking to...
11th-seeded Virginia Upset by Fordham in Second Round
M. Soccer | 11/19/2017
Fordham broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute to advance to the Third Round of the NCAA...
Virginia Hosts Fordham in NCAA Second Round
M. Soccer | 11/18/2017
No. 8 Virginia will be home on Sunday night to take on Fordham in the Second Round of the 2017...
Cavalier Pro Soccer Update
M. Soccer | 11/16/2017
A total of 11 former Virginia men’s soccer players are playing in various professional...
Virginia Earns No. 11 Seed, First-Round Bye in NCAA Tournament
M. Soccer | 11/13/2017
The Virginia men’s soccer team will have first-round bye and be the No. 11 seed in the...
No. 17 Virginia ties Wake Forest in Championship, Falls in PKs
M. Soccer | 11/12/2017
Sixth-seeded Virginia tied No. 1 Wake Forest, 0-0 but fell, 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout.
- Online Stores