Noting ACC Men's Soccer

Sept. 21, 2011

• Maryland remains ranked No. 1 nationally by both the NSCAA and Soccer America this week ... The Terps remain No. 2 in the latest College Soccer News poll ... Three ACC teams - Maryland, North Carolina and Boston College - are ranked among the nation’s top 10 by both the NSCAA and College Soccer News.

• ACC Player of the Week Andrew Wenger of Duke recorded his first career hat trick in last week’s win at Clemson. The three goals marked his second multiple-goal game of the season. Wenger then tallied two goals and added two assists in Tuesday night’s nonconference win over UNC Wilmington, pushing his points total to 13 in the past two games.

• With four goals in Tuesday night’s 4-3 win at Radford, Virginia’s Will Bates set a career high and fell one shy of the school record, set by Bill Hodill against Davidson in 1942.

• Maryland’s Casey Townsend is tied for third nationally in goals per game (1.00). Townsend now ranks eighth on the Terps’ all-time goals scored list.

• Duke’s Andrew Wenger, Maryland’s Casey Townsend and North Carolina’s Matt Hedges all earned spots on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week. Townsend was also named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News. Wenger was named to the National Team of the Week by Soccer America.

• North Carolina junior goalkeeper Scott Goodwin has 15 career shutouts, including last Friday night’s clean sheet in a 1-0 win at Wake Forest. Goodwin faced five shots and recorded a season-high five saves vs. the Demon Deacons. Goodwin and the Tar Heels followed up with another shutout in Tuesday night’s win at Wofford.

• Tuesday night’s win over Presbyterian saw NC State score three goals in a span of just over 10 minutes in the second half.

• Wake Forest juniors Anthony Arena and Andy Lubahn lead the Deacons with consecutive start streaks of 49 games apiece heading into tonight’s road game at South Carolina. Both players were Second Team All-ACC in 2010, and have appeared in as well as started each game of their college careers.