Simon Enstrom scored in the second minute—off of an assist from goaltender Antonio Chavez-Borelli nonetheless—and the Eagles escaped another one-goal decision with a win.
Simon Enstrom recorded his third game-winning goal of the season in the 61st minute, and the Eagles held on to upset N.C. State, logging their first victory over a ranked opponent this 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.
Beto Luna grabbed his first goal of the season for the Eagles in the seventh minute before being red-carded late in the second half, while goalkeeper Antonio Chavez Borrelli made a career-high nine saves.
Even though Quinnipiac scored on BC for the first time since 2013, Simon Enstrom’s two goals were enough to hold off the Bobcats for the Eagles’ fourth-straight season-opening victory.
Because of impending thunderstorms, the teams decided to play three 30-minute periods and ultimately had to stop the scoreless exhibition with 22:40 remaining in regulation, all thanks to a spurt of lightning.