Men's Soccer ACCtion: Wednesday, September 19
Sept. 19, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 3 ranked Virginia men's soccer team posted its first come-from-behind victory of the season on Wednesday, topping Campbell 2-1 at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers got goals from Neil Barlow (Langley, Va.) and Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) to record their fifth win of the season.
"I thought we turned the pressure up in the second half," said head coach George Gelnovatch. "I felt it was just a matter of time before we got the go-ahead goal, whether that was in regulation or in overtime. This game was a chance for some guys who don't normally start to get some minutes and for our guys who normally go a full 90 to rest some. Give Campbell a lot of credit. They are a great team and had a game plan that they executed well."
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke (4-2-0) pulled out a hard-fought 2-1 victory over South Carolina (4-3-0) on Wednesday night in Koskinen Stadium. The Blue Devils outshot the Gamecocks 29-9, but it came down to a converted penalty kick by junior forward Mike Grella with 10:58 remaining in the game that sealed the deal for Duke.
It was a similar feeling for the Blue Devils throughout most of the match. As with every game this season, the Duke was outshooting and outplaying their opponent, especially in the second half. However, the Blue Devils found themselves not in the lead, but tied with South Carolina late in the game.
With 11 minutes remaining, Grella made a move into the goal box with the ball. He was taken down by two Gamecock defenders and a penalty kick was immediately awarded. Grella took a low, hard shot towards the lower left corner that just escaped the reach of South Carolina's freshman goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer. It was Grella's fourth goal of 2007.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore Drew Yates scored his third goal of the season and the only one of the match as the No. 16 Maryland men's soccer team defeated Old Dominion, 1-0, on September 19 at Ludwig Field. Junior Graham Zusi was credited with the assist as he sent in the cross in the 32nd minute.
Maryland dominated the Monarchs in the midfield in the first half with senior captains Stephen King and Spencer Allen commanding the pitch. The Terrapins' offense fired off five shots while the back line did not allow one. Old Dominion got off five shots in the second half and had its chances but came up empty.
"I thought we played extremely well in the first half and we were unfortunate not to have a second goal," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "In the second half, there was a little more urgency from Old Dominion and we could have handled it better. It was a new experience for us to be up 1-0 late in the game, but we will improve and do it better the next time."
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina registered season highs of 27 shots and 19 corner kicks but could not find the back of the net and had to settle for a scoreless tie with William & Mary Wednesday at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels (2-1-3) posted their third consecutive shutout, but were blanked themselves for the first time since the season opener.
Led by the play of preseason All-America Andre Sherard, the Carolina back line limited the Tribe (2-3-1) to just four shots and three corner kicks over the 110 minutes of action. Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Deric had to make just one save - a key stop in the second overtime - to pick up his third shutout and lower his goals against average to 0.45 on the season.
The Tar Heels dominated possession and finished with a 27-4 edge in shots and a 19-3 advantage on corners, including a 14-0 margin in second half and overtime. Carolina also had a penalty kick by Scott Campbell halted by Tribe goalkeeper Andrew McAdams in the 106th minute for his 10th and final save of the night.