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Boston College Men’s Soccer Tops Clemson with a Late Winner

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In its ACC opener, Boston College was able to score a game winning goal with only a minute and a half to play, allowing them to top the Clemson Tigers. Callum Johnson got the scoring started in the 20th minute off of a pretty give-and-go with Simon Enstrom, which was the first goal that Clemson had conceded in four games. The scoreline would remain 1-0 BC until after halftime, when Clemson’s Malick Mbaye earned and finished a penalty kick to bring the score level again. The Tigers would then take the lead on a goal off a corner kick where the Eagles’ defense allowed the ball to bounce around in the box without clearing it.

With only 25 minutes to play and one of the nation’s top defenses holding a one goal lead, it looked as though Clemson might sneak out of Chestnut Hill with three points, but Simon Enstrom had other ideas. BC’s senior leader scored twice in the final 15 minutes to give the Eagles a win over Clemson. The win over Clemson gives the Eagles some momentum to build on as the ACC schedule ramps up and sees the Ed Kelly’s team face five top ten teams in the country.

The next game for BC will be against the Holy Cross Crusaders on Tuesday at Newton Campus.