Boston College men's soccer continued their ACC struggles with a 3-1 road loss to No. 3 Clemson on Friday night.
While the Eagles have shown many improvements this season, they haven’t been able to translate that into their ACC play. This loss moves them to 7-4-3 on the season and to 1-4-2 in ACC games. This is BC’s second straight loss in back-to-back ACC games, having fallen to Louisville on Oct. 18.
The Eagles were unable to get much going on offense, as Clemson held BC to just three shots on goal while the Tigers had nine shots on goal.
Early in the first half, the Eagles couldn’t capitalize on two corner kicks, as Clemson easily cleared out both balls. BC had five corner kicks on the day, as Clemson had a narrow advantage with six.
The Tigers’ offense flourished late in the first half and all throughout the second. Their first goal came in the 36th minute when Robbie Robinson scored from just outside the box, marking Robinson’s 14th goal of the season.
At the start of the second, Tanner Dietrich scored the second goal from 11 yards out to put Clemson up 2-0.
Clemson jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 66th minute before BC scored its lone goal in the 76th minute. BC Midfielder Joe Kellett scored the goal off a penalty kick, giving Kellett his third goal of the season. The Eagles had earned the penalty kick off of a Clemson committed handball during a corner kick.
BC goalkeeper Giacomo Piccardo played the first half, recording three saves and letting up one goal. This was Piccardo’s first game after missing seven with an injury.
In the second half, Christian Garner subbed in at keeper for BC. He recorded 3 saves and let up two goals.
The Eagles have just two games left on their schedule to bounce back from their two-game losing streak. Their next match is against Harvard in Cambridge on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.