Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, September 19
Sept. 19, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s soccer team, behind two goals and an assist from freshman Tony Tchani, defeated NC State Friday night, 5-0. The Cavalier offense had its highest output of the season, while the defense in front of UVa goalkeeper Michael Giallombardo recorded its first shutout.
Virginia (3-3-0, 1-0-0 ACC) got on the board in the 16th minute when Tchani threaded a pass to fellow freshman Chris Agorsor, who finished a low shot to the far post for his fourth goal of the year. For Tchani, it was his first assist of the year.
NEWTON, Mass. -- Senior Alejandro Bedoya scored three times -- his first three goals of the young season -- and sophomore Mario Uribe netted his first collegiate score to lead No. 16 Boston College to a 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over No. 7 North Carolina before 1,353 fans at the Newton Campus Soccer Complex.
BC (3-2-1, 1-1-0 ACC) scored each of the game's first three goals -- all in a span of six minutes, 32 seconds that closed the first half and opened the second.
Bedoya connected with his right foot on a bouncing ball from 22 yards in the 43rd minute, concluding a first-half in which the host Eagles outshot the visiting Tar Heels, 8-3. Bedoya then doubled the BC lead with a header off a Uribe cross just less than three minutes into the second half.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski picked up career win No. 218 as the Terps defeated Duke, 1-0, in ACC men's soccer action on Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Maryland, following a lively pre-game ceremony with an energized crowd of over 6,000, played inspired soccer right out the gate. A corner kick by freshman Matt Kassel was placed perfectly in the box for a leaping Omar Gonzalez to head into the back of the net for the lone score of the game in the fifth minute of play. It is Gonzalez's second goal of the season and is the fourth consecutive game that the Terps have scored first. Kassel picked up his team-best fourth assist this season.
The Terps played some of their best soccer of the year through the first 30 minutes of play and picked up even more momentum when a red card was issued to reigning ACC Player of the Week and MAC Hermann Trophy candidate Mike Grella with 60 minutes left to play in regulation. Grella, a senior, was involved in an altercation with Maryland defender A.J. Delagarza away from the ball and was ejected, forcing the Blue Devils to play a man down for two-thirds of the contest.