Box Score Sept. 13, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. -
Sophomore Anthony Viteri recorded two goals and junior Matt Gilbert earned five saves to help the Boston University men's soccer team post a 2-1 victory at UMass on Sunday afternoon.
With the one-goal victory, the Terriers (3-1-0) have now won three straight against the Minutemen (0-6-0) for the first time since 1998-00 and also claimed two consecutive road victories for the first time ever in a rivalry that dates back to 1952.
Viteri put BU on the board first at 8:41 after collecting a pass from freshman Adam Wright and rifling a shot from 25 yards out toward the top right corner. UMass struck back at 29:00 when Ty Goncalves got through the backline and tapped a cross past Gilbert inside the right post.
The game would remain tied for nine more minutes until Viteri earned his third goal of the season. After BU made several short passes around the UMass box, senior Lucas McBride sent a cross from the right side to Viteri, who redirected the ball inside the left post for the easy goal.
The Terriers maintained the 2-1 advantage entering halftime with a 10-3 lead in shots and 4-0 lead in corner kicks.
UMass came out attacking in the second half with Goncalves sending a hard shot wide in the 48th minute. The Minutemen tallied 10 shots, including four in the final 12 minutes, but Gilbert and the BU backline were in position for the defensive stops.
BU was almost undone by a foul in the 87th minute. The Terriers cleared a UMass corner but were called with a foul just outside their box. Alex DeSantis curled the free kick over the BU wall from left to right into the hands of the perfectly-positioned Gilbert.
Viteri had a game-high five shots, while sophomore David Amirani posted four to give BU a 15-13 lead in shot attempts. The Terriers also finished ahead in corners (5-2) and fouls (15-11). UMass keeper Bardia Asefnia made two saves in the loss.
BU will next visit Princeton for the first time and close out a two-game road trip on Saturday (Sept. 19) at 4 p.m.