Boston College Soccer Defeats Duke 2-1, Advances To ACC Championship Game

Boston College's Diego Medina-Mendez scored the game-winning goal in the 65th minute off a Kyle Bekker corner to lift the Eagles to a 2-1 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in tonight's ACC men's soccer Championship semifinal.

Duke's Nat Eggelston opened the scoring in the 15th minute to give Duke an early 1-0 lead, but BC's Amit Aburmad equalized just ten minutes later. Aburmad's goal was assisted by Diego Medina-Mendez and Colin Murphy. BC and Duke went into the half knotted at 1.

Keeper Justin Luthy made five saves on the night to preserve the victory.

BC will face the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in the final. The Heels were 1-0 overtime winners over Virginia in the first semifinal. The Eagles will be making their second-ever ACC Championship Game appearance, winning it all in 2007.

The ACC Championship game will be played this Sunday, November 13. Kickoff is at noon and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

Combined with a last-second victory from the men's hockey team and a season opening victory from women's hoops, it was a pretty, prettty, pretttty good day for the Eagles. Let's hope football can keep things going with a victory over N.C. State tomorrow.

Go Eagles!

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