Men's Soccer ACCtion: Sunday, August 31
Aug. 31, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior forward Marcus Tracy scored his second game-winning goal in as many games as the top-ranked Wake Forest men's soccer team recorded its first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Florida International (0-2). Evan Brown and Lyle Adams also scored for the Deacons.
"We came out very strong in the first half," head coach Jay Vidovich said. "You could see that we had a game under our belts. We had a couple of great opportunities in the first half that the Florida International goalie came up big on. We thought if we could pick the tempo of the game up in the second half, we'd be in good shape. "
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior captain Michael Callahan scored with 4:31 remaining in the first overtime Sunday to give No. 24 North Carolina a 1-0 win over VCU on the final day of the Carolina Nike Classic at Fetzer Field. Senior goalkeeper Jacob Wescoe made a career-best five saves to pick up his second shutout of the young season.
For their play in wins over the Rams (0-2-0) and Florida International, Wescoe, Eddie Ababio, Brian Shriver and Sheanon Williams each earned a spot on the all-tournament team of the Carolina Nike Classic. With the two victories, UNC improved to 16-3-1 all-time in its annual home event.
PORTLAND, Ore. Freshman Luiz Yamashita scored his first career goal in the 106th minute in overtime to lead the 10th-ranked Hokies (1-0-1) to a 2-1 win over Washington (0-2-0). Fellow freshman Emmanuel Akogyeram netted his second goal of the season for Tech.
"The team again showed great composure to overcome adversity after the first goal by Washington," said head coach Oliver Weiss. "We found a way to tie the game and had to play the rest of the match without Akogyeram, who was sent off in the extra period."
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State and Mercer played to a 1-1 draw Sunday afternoon at NC State Soccer Stadium in the first game played by the men's soccer team at the new on-campus facility.
The match was originally scheduled for Saturday night, but lightning and heavy rain in the Triangle postponed the season opening match for the two squads.
LOS ANGELES -California midfielder Servando Carrasco scored with a little over three minutes remaining in regulation to give the Bears the win, 1-0, against No. 8 Maryland on Sunday afternoon at Drake Stadium on the campus of UCLA.
Carrasco got a ball from Andrew Wiedeman 20 yards from the goal that brought out a diving Terrapin goalkeeper Zac MacMath. A collision at midfield looked like it could go as a foul against Cal, but Wiedeman ended up with the ball and passed it through to Carrasco who just got by MacMath and tapped the ball in from close range for the lone score of the game.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The 18th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team fell to No. 14 SMU Sunday in the final game of the Virginia Soccer Classic, 3-1, at Klöckner Stadium. Freshman Chris Agorsor netted his first career goal for the Cavaliers (0-2-0) in the second half.
“It’s frustrating when you lose two games, but we did have chances and opportunities to win both games,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “I know we are a good team and we are confident that we will get going.”
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--Third-ranked Notre Dame tallied a pair of goals in each half to hand Duke a 4-1 loss in the final day of the adidas/IU Credit Union Men's Soccer Classic at Indiana University. Seniors Mike Grella and Pavelid Castaneda were selected to the all-tournament team for the Blue Devils.
"Obviously we're disappointed with the score line today," head coach John Kerr said. "We made some key errors in some crucial times that really put us under the gun and cost us a couple of goals. We spent the rest of the game chasing and trying to come back which is very difficult against a team as organized as Notre Dame."