Box Score Oct. 17, 2015
EASTON, Pa. - Highlighted by sophomore Danny Foen's 92nd minute goal and junior Matt Gilbert's two saves, the Boston University men's soccer team claimed a 1-0 victory at Lafayette on Saturday afternoon.
Extending its conference regular season unbeaten streak to 14 games, the Terriers improve to 9-3-1 and 4-0-1 in Patriot League action, while the Leopards fall to 5-4-5 (2-2-1 PL) after competing in their eighth overtime contest of the season.
Just two years removed from a disappointing 2-0 loss at Oaks Stadium, the BU backline led by Gilbert limited Lafayette to only two shot attempts on goal with both saves coming in the first half for the Terriers' sixth shutout of the season.
Both junior David Asbjornsson and De Bona had three shot attempts apiece, including two each on goal, as BU finished with 12 shots. The Terriers were shut out in regulation for the third time in four contests but managed to apply enough pressure on Lafayette in the first extra session to pull out the victory in a wild finish.
The Leopards tried to bring the ball toward midfield, but senior Richie Robinson helped force a turnover. He quickly fed the ball up to freshman Magnus Benediktsson, who pushed it up to junior Felix De Bona inside the box. De Bona moved to the right and got around his defender to send a cross to the middle to Foen.
The cross deflected off keeper Brian Ehrlich's hands and then went off Foen's leg, as Foen tried to score the empty-net goal while being pushed from behind. The ball then seemingly went back in the original direction it came from De Bona before deflecting off Ehrlich's hand yet again. Instinctively while on his back, Foen managed to swing his right foot and provide just enough momentum to push the ball over the line for his first career goal.
BU improved to 3-0-1 in overtime games this year, as the Leopards now sit at 0-3-5 when requiring extra time. Ehrlich made six saves in the loss with BU finishing ahead in both shots (12-10) and corner kicks (7-4).
After playing four road games in five contests, the Terriers will return home on Tuesday (Oct. 20) to host former America East foe Albany at 7 p.m.
The game will mark the team's annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. A reception will be held one hour before game time in Case Gym. Faculty and staff can register with families by clicking here.