Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, September 26
Sept. 26, 2008
No. 1 Wake Forest Downs No. 2 Maryland 4-2
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Wake Forest (8-0-0, 2-0-0 ACC) men's soccer team scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to defeat No. 2 Maryland (6-2-0, 2-1-0 ACC) 4-2 in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 6500.
The victory improves the Deacons to 8-0-0 on the season. The eight wins to open the season marks the best start in school history, besting the 2007 squad that won the first seven games of the season.
Mitchell Lifts Virginia Past Virginia Tech, 2-1
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Junior midfielder Matt Mitchell scored both of Virginia’s goals to lead the Cavaliers to a 2-1 victory over ACC and in-state rival Virginia Tech, 2-1, Friday night in Blacksburg.
“This was not an easy environment to play in, on the road in the ACC and at an in-state rival like Virginia Tech,” head coach George Gelnovatch said. “This team found a way to grind out a victory by being mentally and physically tough.”
Clemson and Duke Play To Scoreless Overtime Tie
DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 22 Duke men’s soccer team had some late opportunities but could not capitalize as the Blue Devils played to a scoreless tie with ACC foe Clemson Friday night at Koskinen Stadium.
Duke is now 4-3-1 (1-1-1) on the season, and Clemson moved to 2-4-2 (1-1-1) after the tie. The game was delayed 30 minutes at the start due to lightning in the area.