BOSTON – Sparked by three goals in the first 4:33, including three points from senior captain Dante Marini (one goal, one assist), the Northeastern men's soccer team played to a 3-3 draw against Boston College on Sunday at Newton Campus Field.
Freshman Matt Callahan and junior captain Donovan Fayd'Herbe de Maudave also registered goals for the Huskies, while sophomores Maximillian Brown and Dylan Faber split time in goal.
NU put the pressure on the Eagles right from the start, scoring on each of its first three starts. Callahan put Northeastern up 1-0 just 1:39 into the match when he fired a shot into the back of the net off a scramble in the box following a corner kick from Marini.
Less than two minutes later, Fayd'Herbe de Maudave gave the Huskies a two-goal cushion when Marini sent a cross from the right side across the box to Fayd'Herbe de Maudave, who beat Eagle goalkeeper Alex Kapp for the score.
Marini would bury a goal of his own just 84 seconds after the Fayd'Herbe de Maudave tally when he stole the ball in the BC defensive end and beat the keeper one-on-one for a 3-0 Husky lead.
Boston College, which held a 16-8 edge in shots on goal in the game, settled in after the third goal.
BC's first strike came in the 42nd minute when Matt Wendelken made a nice run on the right side. He sent a ball into the box that Cole DeNormandie touched and Isaac Normesinu slammed home to make it a two-goal game.
The Eagles pulled within one a couple of minutes later. Following a Northeastern foul, Lewis approached a free kick from 30 yards out. He sent a ball deep into the box that went untouched, but the ball went through Brown's hands to make it 3-2.
BC scored the equalizer in the 47th minute when Derrick Boateng was taken down making a run down the left side. He took the free kick and put a cross into the box. Normesinu was left alone at the far post and he tucked a header inside the bar to make it a 3-3 game.
The Huskies will be back in action on Saturday (5 p.m.) when they host New Hampshire in the team's final exhibition match before the regular season opener on Aug. 30 against Elon (5 p.m.).