Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, September 5
Sept. 6, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Junior forward Eddie Ababio scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 10-minute span in the second half to lead No. 15 North Carolina to a 3-1 win over South Carolina Friday at Wake Forest's Deacon Fall Classic at Spry Stadium. The Tar Heels (3-0-0) extended their current winning streak to seven straight over the Gamecocks (1-1-1) with the victory.
In addition to Ababio's scores in the 60th and 69th minutes, freshman Billy Schuler netted his first career goal in the 72nd minute to close the scoring for the Tar Heels. Cameron Brown, who set up Ababio's second goal, recorded his second assist of the season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Greg O'Neil netted the decisive goal -- the only score of the match and the first of his collegiate career -- to lift No.2 Boston College to a 1-0 victory over non-conference opponent Villanova in BC's first of two games at the adidas-Brown Classic.
O'Neil one-timed a bouncing ball with his left foot from outside the 18-yard box past Villanova goalkeeper Chris Bresnahan (two saves) and inside the far post at 78:42, just more than one minute after coming off the bench and into the game.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The top-ranked Wake Forest (3-0-0) men's soccer team used an impressive showing to shutout No. 14 UCLA (1-2-0) 3-0 on a rainy Friday night at Spry Stadium. The shut-out was the second straight clean sheet for the Deacs.
Playing in intermittent showers courtesy of Tropical Storm Hanna, the Deacons out-shot UCLA 17-12, but held a dominating 7-3 advantage in shots on goal. Akira Fitzgerald recorded his second straight shutout for Wake Forest, making three saves. The Baltimore, Md., native has not allowed a goal in the 220:09, with shutouts against both Florida International and UCLA.
DURHAM, N.C.—The Duke University men’s soccer team got goals from three different players as the Blue Devils ran past No. 19 Harvard, 3-1, on a soggy Koskinen Stadium field tonight in the opening day of the Duke/Nike Classic. The game was head coach John Kerr’s home debut after serving as the leader at Harvard for nine seasons.
Harvard controlled the run of play in the early minutes as both teams were trying to establish their rhythms and adapt to the field conditions. The Crimson got a couple of good looks in the early going, but it was Duke which capitalized first in the 20th minute.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 9 Maryland men's soccer team dominated Hartford on Friday night en route to a 3-0 win against the Hawks at Ludwig Field. The Terps (2-1-0) out-shot Hartford (1-1-0), 24-7, in front of over 3,000 fans in Maryland's home opener.
Doug Rodkey netted Maryland's first score, connecting on a Matt Kassel corner kick for a close-range strike to the back of the net in the 26th minute. Omar Gonzalez, who had a header goal called back against Cal last Sunday, secured his first goal of the season with a similar header in the 43rd minute to provide Maryland with a 2-0 lead at halftime. Kassel was credited with the assist on Gonzalez's goal as well.
Fairfax, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to defeat George Mason, 3-2, in double overtime Friday night in Fairfax, Va. Brian Ownby scored the golden goal in the 110th minute to give UVa (1-2-0) the victory.
In overtime, what was a light rain throughout the match became a downpour, saturating the field and making each offensive possession precious. After more than 19 minutes of scoreless play in overtime, the contest appeared destined for a tie when Brian Ownby found the back of the net to put an abrupt end to the match and give the Cavaliers the victory. Villanueva tallied his second point of the night with the assist.
CLEMSON, SC - Daniel Smith scored two goals and Jon Cox had two assists in leading Georgia Southern to a 2-1 win over Clemson in a men's intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night. Georgia Southern improves to 1-1 on the year, while Clemson falls to 1-2 this season. A crowd of 5,950 fans were on hand at Historic Riggs Field.
The Eagles went ahead 2-1 when Daniel Smith scored in the 30th minute. Fredrik Langseth sent a pass from the back to Jon Cox. Cox again sent a pass that created a breakaway opportunity for Smith. Smith sent a shot from night yards out into the goal for his second goal of the evening.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech (1-1-1) men’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Hofstra (1-1-1) in their season home opener. Freshman Luiz Yamashita scored his second goal of his early career in the 71st minute of play.
Tech opened the second half playing a man down, after junior Charlie Campbell was hit with two yellow cards to close out the first half. Hofstra was the first to light up the scoreboard when sophomore Johnannes Grahn knocked a shot to the back of the net in the 53rd minute. Soon after, Pride senior Justin Flood netted the second goal of play less than seven minutes later, taking a 2-0 lead.
DURHAM, N.C. – The NC State men’s soccer team fell to American 3-0 in the first game of the Duke/adidas Classic Friday night at Duke. The Eagles (2-1) notched two-first half goals to bolt to the lead, and then added a third goal in the second half as the Wolfpack (0-1-1) was shutout.
American would strike first in the 30th minute of action. Off a pass from Mike Worden, sub Luis Martinez struck a perfect shot from 28 yards out into the upped left hand corner of the Pack net.