Despite holding the Eagles to zero shots on goal, No. 1 Virginia played to a 1-1 overtime draw thanks to a second half own goal and excellent goaltending from BC’s Christian Garner.
BC midfielder Joe Kellett scored on a free kick in the 90th minute to force overtime, and the Eagles parked the bus and hung on to escape Blacksburg with a 2-2 draw.
Behind goals from fresh faces in Alex Mieles and Mike Suski, BC broke a 1-1 tie and pulled away from the visiting Friars in its first action of the fall.
Heidar Aegisson scored his first goal of the season in his return from injury, but Duke countered with two goals from Ian Murphy and held off a late BC rally, edging the Eagles on Friday night.
In what was a physical, 90-minute battle, all it took was one Eagles turnover for Louisville, namely Cherif Dieye, to tip the scale and taint BC’s undefeated record.
BC snapped its six-game scoreless streak against the Tigers, and Simon Enstrom logged a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 88th minute to knock of Clemson for the first time since 2009.
After struggling in 2017, head coach Ed Kelly added 13 new players to a roster already featuring plenty of returning talent and has his team poised to make some noise in a stacked Atlantic Coast Conference.
Despite a handful of chances, Simon Enstrom couldn’t find the back of the net in BC’s final preseason friendly, and as a result, the Eagles failed to get on the board for the second scrimmage in a row.