No. 15 Wake Forest Falls to Boston College 1-0
Oct. 6, 2012
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Boston College handed No. 15 Wake Forest its first home loss and first conference loss of the season, defeating the Demon Deacons 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Spry Stadium.
The Demon Deacons fall to 7-2-3 overall and 1-1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Eagles are now 6-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play.
BC's Charlie Rugg scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute to help the Eagles win. Dylan Pritchard touched the ball to Kyle Bekker who sent the ball through to Rugg. The BC forward then chipped the ball into the back of the net.
Wake Forest had gone 486:16 without giving up a goal before Rugg scored.
Boston College outshot the Deacs 6-4 in the first half, but Wake Forest ended up outshooting the Eagles 15-11, including an 11-5 advantage in the second half.
Rugg's goal in the 57th minute came just after the Deacons had a couple of great opportunities in the 55th minute. Luciano Delbono played the ball to Michael Gamble on the left side of the box. Gamble made one move to put the ball and his right foot and took the shot, but it was saved by Justin Luthy.
Just a few seconds later, Chris Duvall had the ball just outside the right side of the box. He dribbled to the top of the 18 and unleashed a left-footed attempt that was also saved by Luthy. The Boston College keeper ended the game with eight saves, as all eight came in the second half.
Danny Wenzel nearly tied the game in the 61st minute after a Teddy Mullin corner. The service was played by a couple of players before Wenzel had his opportunity go high. Gamble had another chance in the 73rd minute after making a great defensive play to strip a BC defender. He played the ball to Collin Martin and received it right back before sending his shot wide right.
Wake Forest will return to action on Tuesday when it travels to ETSU on Tuesday at 7 p.m.