Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, August 29
Aug. 30, 2008
CARSON, Calif. - Maryland midfielder Rodney Wallace scored in the 97th minute to lift the No. 8 men's soccer team over No. 14 UCLA, 2-1, on Friday night at The Home Depot Center.
The Terps (1-0-0) trailed nearly 65 minutes after UCLA (0-1-0) struck first in the 26th minute to gain the 1-0 lead.
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 10th-ranked Virginia Tech men's soccer team opened the 2008 campaign with a 2-2 tie against Portland Friday night on the road. Freshman Emmanuel Akogyeram posted a goal and an assist, while teammate and fellow freshman Luiz Yamashita added two assists.
"I am very happy with the team's performance," said head coach Oliver Weiss. "They fought hard in front of 2,000 Pilot fans after falling behind late in the match 2-1. Our young players earned their stripes tonight, while the older players led by Scott Dillie and Brendan Dunn showed great poise under pressure."
NEWTON, Mass. -- Freshman Edvin Worley snapped a 1-1 tie in the 82nd minute to lift fourth-ranked Boston College to a 2-1 victory over Boston University in the season-opening game for both teams before 748 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.
BC (1-0-0) scored the game's first goal just seven minutes and 48 seconds into the match. Senior Stephen Hepburn connected on a penalty kick after sophomore Mario Uribe had been taken down inside the 18-yard box.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Brian Shriver, sophomore Dustin McCarty and junior Eddie Ababio each found the back of the net to lead No. 24 North Carolina to a 3-0 win over Florida International Friday in the season opener in the Carolina Nike Classic at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels (1-0-0) posted their most goals in an opener since an 8-1 win over East Carolina kicked off the 2001 national championship season.
Ababio led the UNC attack with a goal and an assist and fired six of the Tar Heels' 18 shots compared to just four shots for the Golden Panthers (0-1-0), who were held without a shot until the 69th minute.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The No. 1 ranked Wake Forest men's soccer team opened the 2008 season with a 2-1 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Nike Carolina Classic.
VCU out-shot the Deacons 10-7, with both teams recording four shots on goal. The Deacons took full advantage of their scoring opportunities, scoring twice on their four shots on goal. The Deacs had five corner kicks compared to four for the Rams.
COLUMBIA, SC - Blake Brettschneider and Sam Arthur both scored a goal and had an assist each in leading South Carolina to a 2-0 win over Clemson in a men's intercollegiate soccer match at Columbia, SC Friday night.
It was the season opener for both teams. A Stone Stadium record crowd of 6,102 witnessed the match. This was the second straight win over Clemson, the first time that the Gamecocks have won two straight matches in the series since the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--Indiana's John Mellencamp fired home a shot in the 85th minute to lift the seventh-ranked Hoosiers to a 2-1 victory over Duke in the season opener for both teams at the adidas/IU Credit Union Men's Soccer Classic. Freshman Kyle Bethel scored the goal for the Blue Devils.
"We are two weeks in and our goal has been to get better each day and tonight was a great test of character against one of the top teams in the country at their home opener," Kerr said. "It was a great crowd and great atmosphere. We have our heads held high. I thought the performance was excellent tonight."
CHARLOTTESVILLE - St. John's forward Adam Himeno scored the game's only goal in the 33rd minute and the Red Storm held on to defeat No. 18 Virginia, 1-0, Friday night at Klöckner Stadium in the Virginia Soccer Classic.
Virginia (0-1-0) created scoring opportunities throughout the game, out-shooting St. John's 17-7 and holding an 8-1 advantage on corner kicks. Freshman Brian Ownby registered two shots on goal, including one in the 88th minute that was stopped by St. John's goalkeeper Neal Kitson.