Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, September 12
Sept. 13, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior midfielder Garry Lewis' 93rd-minute header lifted No. 11 North Carolina to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over NC State Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams at Fetzer Field. Freshman midfielder Chris Lebo also scored for the Tar Heels, who improved to 4-0-1 for their best start since 2005.
The Tar Heels came out aggressive in their third overtime of the young season, as Lebo opened things in extra time with a shot in the 92nd minute that NC State keeper Christopher Widman saved but could not collect. Carolina midfielder Michael Callahan guided the ensuing corner kick from the right to Lewis in the box, who sent his six-yard header over Widman and into the net for the game-winner at 92:20.
BLACKSBURG, Va.--Duke University senior Mike Grella scored a pair of second-half goals to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-1 victory over No. 22 Virginia Tech in the teams' ACC men's soccer opener. Duke pushed its win streak to three games with the Hokies being the second victory over a ranked opponent for the Blue Devils.
Duke jumped all over the Hokies in the opening 45 minutes, creating scoring opportunities from the start. Earning a corner kick just 1:58 into the game, the Blue Devils got its first good look at goal at the 2:20 mark when Kyle Bethel's shot was stopped by Hokie goalie Brendan Dunn. They continued to pepper the goal with shots over the next few minute before Bethel broke through with the goal.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Graham Zusi scored in the 11th minute to give No. 8 Maryland a 1-0 win against No. 9 Boston College to open up ACC men's soccer play on Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Zusi made the second shot of the game count for the Terps, controlling a cross from Doug Rodkey on the far side, dribbling and shooting from close range past diving BC goalkeeper Chris Brown. It is Zusi's first goal of the season and broke a two-game dry spell against Boston College in which Maryland has been unable to score.
The win also signified a milestone for Sasho Cirovski, who is in his 16th season at the helm of the Maryland program. The victory gives Cirovski 217 wins all-time and ties long-time coach Doyle Royal for most wins in Terrapin men's soccer history.