Boucuvalas Scores Twice in 3-1 Win in Driving Rain Against Allegheny
(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team advanced its record to 5-1-1 with a 3-1 victory at home against Allegheny College on Tuesday night. With rain falling the entirety of the game, the Tartans scored all three of their goals in the first period.
Graduate student Jordi Long (Washington, D.C. / Montgomery Blair) scored the game's first goal in the 28th minute after sophomore William Rabon (Grand Rapids, Mich. / International Academy) won a goal kick in the air and combined with Long with the final pass coming off Rabon's foot from the right side of the penalty box. Long received the pass and after a touch to his left, lifted a left-footed shot from 16 yards over the keeper to the right corner for his second goal of the season.
A minute later, the Tartans pressured the Allegheny defense and won the ball again with Long firing off a shot at the edge of the 18-yard box that was blocked but bounced right to Rabon who tipped a pass in traffic to his right to freshman Billy Boucuvalas (Oakwood, Ohio / Oakwood) who one-timed a right-footed shot to the lower left corner for his first career score.
In the 36th minute, senior Jason Edmunds (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville) was tripped in the lower right corner of the penalty box which resulted in a penalty kick attempt for the Tartans. Boucuvalas stepped up to the spot for the kick and deposited it in the net for the three-goal advantage.
The Tartans held the advantage in shot attempts in the second period with nine total for the half and two on goal. The Gators got off six shots in the half with two saved by sophomore Stefan Sorobay (New York, N.Y. / Stuyvesant) before the visitors scored in the 85th minute off a header at the near post by Shane Lisman.
Senior Ethan Kalis (Riverwoods, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) earned the victory for the Tartans after playing the first 45 minutes of the game and facing zero shots.
Carnegie Mellon will next host Franciscan University on Saturday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.