BOSTON – After recognizing the senior class, the Boston University men’s soccer team claimed a 3-1 victory over Patriot League rival Holy Cross on Wednesday night at Nickerson Field.
With the help of the second Eitan Rosen, junior Quinn Matulis and first year student Brian hernandez, the Terriers (4-9-2, 3-4-2 PL) scored three goals for the third time in four games and ended their season on a swing for the 2022 campaign, as they were 3 -1-2 in the last six contests.
The Crusaders (8-7-3, 5-3-1 PL) entered the game with the opportunity to seize the seed for the next Patriot League tournament, but the juniors Francesco montali made seven saves, a season-high, to claim the victory.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
- Montali made his first save in the seventh minute.
- The Terriers took the lead in earnest in the 23rd minute when Rosen rushed into the box and landed a low, powerful shot from inside the left post.
- In the 33rd minute, second André Loyer received a corner from Matulis and went around several defenders to attempt an attempt towards the net, but Jimmy Joyce made a diving save.
- Montali made his second save at 39:25 to help BU enter the locker room with a 1-0 lead.
- The Terriers quickly doubled the lead in the 49th minute by fouling and watching Matulis convert from the penalty spot with a low shot attempt past Joyce.
- The teams went back and forth the rest of the match with a total of nine corners.
- BU put the game aside in the 87th minute when the first year Daniel Rosario played the ball over the sideline to Hernandez, who ran to the box and sent a Joyce dive shot for the 3-0 lead.
- Holy Cross avoided the shutout at 88:43 after Jon Klein led a long serve pass from Max Krause.
- Recognized BU Nate cole, Miles Dycaico, Pierre Kargbo, Florian Rieder and Michel pierre at the Senior Day pre-game ceremony.
- Dycaico got his second assist of the year on Rosen’s goal, while Rosario became the 11th Terrier to score a point.
- Hernandez and Rosen both scored their third goals of the season.
- Matulis ends the season as the team leader in goals (5) and points (11).
- The Terriers have won their last four games at Nickerson Field by a combined score of 9-2.
- BU improved to 14-4-1 all-time in the series to avenge last spring’s 2-1 loss to Holy Cross which saw the Crusaders score the game-winning goal with 18 seconds left in time regulatory.