Men's Soccer ACCtion: Tuesday, September 30
Sept. 30, 2008
DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University senior Mike Grella tallied seven points from three goals and an assist to push the No. 24 Blue Devils past Stony Brook, 5-0, in non-conference men’s soccer action tonight at Koskinen Stadium. Grella registered a natural hat trick, scoring three straight goals in a span of eight minutes in the second half.
The Blue Devils push their record to 5-3-1 overall and 4-0-1 at home, while Stony Brook falls to 2-8-1 on the year. Duke has allowed just two goals in the past six games and now has four shutouts for the season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman forward Alex Dixon headed home the game-winner in the 68th minute, and senior forward Eddie Ababio notched two assists to lead No. 12 North Carolina past UNC Asheville, 2-1, Tuesday at Fetzer Field. Sophomore midfielder Cameron Brown also scored as the Tar Heels (8-1-1) surpassed their victory total from last season in just their 10th match of 2008.
After scoring an NCAA-best eight goals last time out against East Tennessee State, Carolina picked up where it left off just over four minutes into the match on their first shot of the night. Ababio beat a pair of Bulldog defenders down the left flank and crossed the ball to Brown, who finished from 12 yards into the upper right corner of the net for his first goal of the season. He is the 11th different Tar Heel to score this year.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech (3-5-1) men’s soccer team captured their third win of the season, 2-1 over George Washington (4-3-1) on Tuesday night. Junior James Gilson netted the game-winner off a penalty kick in the 88th minute. Meanwhile, junior goalkeeper Stefan Caulfield captured his second win of the season, making seven saves in the match.
“We need to do things more consistently,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “Getting the penalty kick definitely helped us score our second goal. Maybe with this win it will help us get going in the right direction.”
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Matt Kassel's first goal of his Maryland career was a vital one as the No. 4 Terps defeated Binghamton, 1-0, in non-conference men's soccer action on Tuesday night at Ludwig Field.
Maryland took its first shot at 42:43 when Drew Yates fired just wide of the goal. The Terps would have another strong scoring opportunity approximately ten minutes later when Casey Townsend connected on a Rich Costanzo cross for a crisp header that sailed wide of the post. In total, Maryland tallied four shots on goal in the first twenty minutes of the match.