BOSTON, Mass. – The Quinnipiac men's soccer team fell to Boston College, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in their 2015 season opener. After a scoreless first half, the Eagles were able to find the net in the 68th minute to hand Quinnipiac their first loss of the season.
The Bobcats started three new faces against BC on Friday afternoon. Junior transfer Triston Henry (Scarborough, Ontario) began his Quinnipiac career as the Bobcats' goalkeeper while freshmen Oscar Evans (Christchurch, New Zealand) started at midfield and Rashawn Dally (Bloomfield, Connecticut) took the field at forward. In addition, senior Joe Da Graca (Shelton, Connecticut) made his first career start.
Freshman Colton Grobb (Suffield, Connecticut) and junior transfer Mikail Ellis (San Fernando, Trinidad) each made their debuts in a Bobcat uniform. Grobb came in to play 61 minutes at midfield while Ellis played the entire second half on the defensive end.
Both defenses held strong throughout the first half with each goalkeeper recording just one save a piece. The Eagles tallied four shots to the Bobcats' two, but only one from either side found the goal. In his Quinnipiac debut, Dally came through with the Bobcats' lone shot on goal. Senior Justin Kody (Northborough, Massachusetts) connected for the second QU shot but sent the ball wide just before the break.
The second frame started much like the first with both teams seeing limited offensive production. Boston College tallied three shots including two on goal which were both stopped by Henry in the opening 22 minutes of the second half. In the 68th minute, Eagles freshman Trevor Davock broke the tie with a goal that found the side netting from just outside the top of the box.
Quinnipiac was outshot by the opposition 10 to three while Boston College also held a five to one advantage of shots on goal. The BC keeper needed just one save to keep the Bobcats from finding the net. Although Quinnipiac had five corner kicks to the Eagles' zero in the second half, the Bobcats recorded just one shot.
The Bobcats have now lost six consecutive season openers dating back to September 5, 2009 when they tied Yale, 1-1 in the first game of the year. Quinnipiac drops to 1-9-1 all-time against BC with their last win coming on September 3, 2007 in a 2-1 victory in Boston.
Quinnipiac will return to action on Monday, August 31 in Storrs, Connecticut when they take on the UConn Huskies at 7 p.m. The Bobcats are 0-2 all-time against the Huskies, most recently losing 2-1 in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.