Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, September 28
Sept. 28, 2007
The No. 4 ranked Virginia men's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with No. 16 Virginia Tech Friday night in its ACC home opener. A Klöckner Stadium record 7,906 witnessed the intrastate rivals both remain unbeaten in conference play.
The Hokies (6-1-2, 1-0-1 ACC) took a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute. Robert Edmonds slotted a cross to Stefan Hock, who one-timed in his fourth goal of the season.
In the second half, Virginia (6-1-2, 0-0-2 ACC) put pressure on the Hokies from the start, nearly tying the game in the 59th minute as Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) hit the crossbar. The Cavaliers leveled the contest in the 70th minute. Ross LaBauex (Chicago, Ill.) was fouled in the box as he was going after a loose ball in the box. Reyering converted the ensuing penalty kick to even the score. It was Reyering's seventh goal of the season, ranking him second in the ACC.
Both teams had opportunities to grab the victory in the overtime periods. In the first overtime, Reyering had two quality looks, one that fired off the crossbar and one that was forced a difficult save from Hokie goalkeeper Markus Aigner. In the second overtime, the Cavaliers were whistled for a handball in the box in the 109th minute, but Michael Giallombardo (Manalapan, N.J.) made a save on Alexander Baden's penalty kick to keep the game tied.
Mike Grella scored two goals in leading seventh-ranked Duke to a 4-2 win in an Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer match at Historic Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C., on Friday night. Grella now has seven goals this season.
With the win, Duke improves to 7-2 overall, and 2-0 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 3-5-1 overall and 0-in league play.
Joe Germanese scored first for the Blue Devils in the 10th minute. The Tigers tied the game as David Bell scored with an assist by Mark Buchholz in the 23rd minute.
Grella scored in the 28th minute and the 39th minute giving Duke a 3-1 advantage right before the half.
Tate Parrish scored from an assist by Buchholz in the 60th minute to cut the Blue Devil lead to 3-2.