ACC Men's Soccer First Round: Syracuse and Louisville Advance

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Ninth-seeded Louisville and seventh-seeded Syracuse won first round matches in the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship on Wednesday night to advance to the tournament quarterfinals, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.

The 15th-ranked Orange got goals from Julian Buescher in the 11th minute and Chris Nanco in the 70th to defeat NC State, 2-0. Goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert played all 90 minutes for Syracuse in the shutout as the Orange advanced to play second-seeded North Carolina on Sunday. 

Louisville rode two quick goals in the first half to a 2-1 win over Duke. In the 17th minute, Tim Kubel scored to grab the early lead. Less than a minute later, Tate Schmitt made it a two-goal advantage for the Cardinals. Duke’s Zach Mathers found the back of the net in the 57th minute, but Louisville held on to claim the victory and advance to face top-seeded and top-ranked Wake Forest on Sunday. 

DURHAM, N.C. - Behind goals from Tim Kubel and Tate Schmitt, the Louisville men's soccer team earned a 2-1 road win over Duke in the first round of the 2015 ACC Championship Wednesday night at Koskinen Stadium.

With the victory, the Cardinals (7-8-3) advance to an ACC Championship quarterfinal match at top-seeded and No.1 ranked Wake Forest on Sunday at 1 p.m. The postseason contest will be the second meeting in 10 days between the two teams after the Demon Deacons won a 4-2 decision in Louisville last Friday in the regular season finale for each side.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sophomore Julian Buescher scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season to lead No. 15/-- Syracuse to a 2-0 victory against North Carolina State in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Orange advances to the quarterfinals where it will take on No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked North Carolina.

"I thought we were outstanding in the first half," said Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre. "It's a good NC State team and they took it to us in the second half. Sometimes you get a little nervous holding the lead so it was important to get that second goal. We know they have a lot of skilled players. We did a good job of limiting some of their space and then creating some good scoring chances."