In the 108th minute Jean Fauchet went sprinting up the left line passing a Boston College mid fielder then taking on one of the defenders leading to a brilliant cross into the box, only to be headed wide by Erik Ilisije. Fairfield tied Boston College 0-0 in double overtime Tuesday, September 14.
Coach Rees was, “Very proud of our performance that’s the thirteenth rank team in the country and I thought we went toe to toe with them.” In a game in which Fairfield not only defended strongly but also created multiple chances they left no doubt that they can play with the top teams in the country.
This result moves The Stags record to 1-1-3 while keeper Michael O’Keeffe got his second clean sheet in a row. This game was also the fourth consecutive game Fairfield has gone into overtime. Along with O’Keeffe’s top notch performance credit must be given to the back four Jean Fauchet, Jonny Raj, Adam Cowen and Todd Rutledge. Coach Rees after Saturday’s game against UMASS which Fairfield tied in overtime Coach Rees sang the praises of the back four “A game like this you have really credit the back four. Commenting on center backs Jonny Raj and Adam Cowen saying, “They are forming a nice partnership centrally those two in the back.”
In the last 20 seconds of the first half against Boston College freshman Jon Clements had a great personal effort streaking up the left side of the pitch past two defenders, cutting in to the top box and driving the ball over the cross bar to end the half. Along with Kwadwo Asante who numerous times worked the ball along the line using speed and strength to power against defenders as well as draw multiple free kicks with in striking distance for Jean Fauchet to swing into the box or deliver on net.
Fairfield continued to create multiple chances in the 99 minute of overtime, Asante drew a foul which lead to a free taken by Jean Fauchet on the left side of the field. Adam Cowen header hits the post ball comes loose blocked
by goalie then cleared by the Boston College defense.
Coach Rees continues his record of not losing a game since dawning the suit after the first two games of the season. Fairfield will return to action at Lessing Field on Friday September 17th against Northeastern University at 7pm.
Top: Senior Todd Rutledge clears a ball from inside his own box while Boston College is attacking the net
Bottom: Freshman Jon Clements handles the ball Against UMASS in the teams tie on Saturday