NEWTON, Mass. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team fell just short in its attempt to defeat a ranked Boston College team for the second straight year, losing 2-0 on the road to the No. 16 Eagles on Friday, October 7 at the Newton Soccer Complex.
Now 5-5-1 overall and 2-3 in ACC play, Wake was unable to find the back of the net for the first time since September 16, despite holding a 9-6 edge over BC in corner kicks and getting off eight shots.
The Eagles struck first on a counter when Colin Murphy scored his first goal of the season from Charlie Rugg and Kevin Mejia in the 24th minute immediately following an attempt by freshman forward Sean Okoli. Murphy was able to get his shot off from just seven yards out, and beat junior goalkeeper Michael Lisch with a close range shot to the left corner of the net.
Boston College held a slim 7-5 advantage in shots at the break, while both sides managed to produce pressure and set up five corner kicks apiece.
The Demon Deacons narrowly missed on a golden opportunity to equalize in the 72nd minute when a Danny Wenzel header clanged off the crossbar off a well-placed corner kick by sophomore midfielder Ross Tomaselli.
Diego Medina-Mendez provided insurance for BC in the 79th minute with his fourth tally of the season, an unassisted eight yard strike to the bottom far post off a long run.
Okoli led the Deacs with three chances on the night, while sophomore Jared Watts added two attempts as five Deacs fired off eight total shots. BC collected 12 shots as junior keeper Justin Luthy made one save to earn the shutout.
Next up for Wake Forest will be another road adventure, as the squad will travel down to the College of Charleston for a Tuesday, Oct. 11 non-conference meeting with the Cougars. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.