University Bobcats (5-0-5) at
Boston College Eagles (6-6)
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 - 4 p.m.
Newton Campus Soccer and Lacrosse Field - Newton, Mass.
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team takes its 5-0-5 record on the road for its final nonconference game of the season on Monday, Oct. 12 at Boston College. The Bobcats are coming off a 3-0 win against Bryant on Friday in Hamden. The win concluded a six-game homestand for the Bobcats who finished the three-week stay with a 3-0-3 record. Quinnipiac is currently 2-0-1 in Northeast Conference play.
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Scouting the Eagles
Boston College welcomes the Bobcats to Newton, Mass., for the second time in three seasons. The last time these two teams met was on Sept. 3, 2007, when the Bobcats knocked off the Eagles, 2-1, for BC's first loss of the season. This year, the Eagles are 6-6 overall with wins over No. 11 Duke and No. 14 Boston University. The team is led by Charlie Rugg's four goals and two assists for 10 points. Kyle Bekker is second on the Eagles with two goals and four assists for eight points. Justin Luthy has played a majority of time in net for BC this season, posting a goals-against average of 0.91 and a save percentage of .833 in 2009.
No Suprise Puns Here
Freshman Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) scored his third, fourth and fifth goals of the season on Friday. The hat trick was the first of the season for the Bobcats. Suprise's three goals were all the offense Quinnipiac would need as they defeated Bryant, 3-0, in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
Sophomore Matthew Rothbart (Cheshire, Conn.) earned his first collegiate point as he assisted on the first Suprise goal in the opening half. Junior Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium) made a through pass between two defenders to set up the second goal, while sophomore Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) collected his second assist in as many games, making a quick pass to Surprise for the third goal.
Four and Zero
Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) continues to be the backbone of the 2009 Bobcats. Hall stopped all four shots that he faced against the Bulldogs, pushing his consecutive minutes streak without allowing an opponent to score to 290. This season, Hall has a goals-against average of 0.47 and a top-three save percentage nationally at .933.
With the Bobcats up 3-0 in the second half, head coach Eric Da Costa pulled Hall in favor of senior goalkeeper Xan Rousselle (Morrisville, Vt.) for the final 10 minutes. It marked the first time Rousselle had seen action since earning a win at Army during the 2007 season after Hall went down with an injury. Rousselle was tested with one shot in 10 minutes of action against the Bulldogs on Friday.
They Have To Remember Them
Pelicaen scored his first-career goal which proved to be the eventual game winner in the 67th minute the last time these two teams met. Hall made 10 saves in the game as BC outshot the Bobcats 31-6.