Men's Soccer ACCtion: Tuesday, October 2
Oct. 3, 2007
Seven different Tar Heels found the back of the net to lead North Carolina to its best offensive showing since 2002 Tuesday in a 7-1 victory over Liberty at Fetzer Field. Junior forward Brian Shriver scored the first goal and added a pair of assists to lead Carolina (3-2-4) to its first home win of the season.
In addition to Shriver's efforts, juniors Scott Campbell and Ryan Adeleye each added a goal and an assist. Zach Loyd, David Rodriguez, Bill Dworsky and Cameron Brown also scored for the Tar Heels, who last tallied seven goals in a 7-1 win at Campbell in 2002. Carolina also scored four goals in a half for the first time since a 5-0 win over Mercer in 2003.
The seven goals matched the Tar Heels' season output entering Tuesday's match and also marked the second most goals scored by an ACC team this season. UNC has now outscored its opponents 14-6 on the year.
Senior Tate Parrish scored three goals in leading Clemson to a 6-1 win over Georgia Southern in a men's intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Tuesday night.
With the win, Clemson improves to 4-5-1 overall, while Georgia Southern falls to 4-7 this season.
This was the first hat trick (three or more goals scored in a single game) scored by a Clemson player since Steven Rhyne scored three goals vs. Lipscomb on September 1, 2004. It was only the fourth hat trick scored by a Clemson player this decade.
The No. 1 Wake Forest men's soccer team tied with Elon Tuesday night at Spry Stadium, finishing the contest at 1-1 after 110 minutes of action.
With the draw the Deacons now stand at 7-0-1 overall, while the Phoenix is 5-2-3.
Wake freshman Ike Opara knotted the contest in the 74th minute, knocking in a corner kick by freshman Corben Bone. The goal was the defender out of Durham, N.C.'s first ever with the Demon Deacons.
The goal came less than ten minutes after Opara entered the contest, subbing in for senior Julian Valentin, who had his first start of the season in the match after suffering a pre-season injury.
Elon's Justin Wyatt was the first to score, slipping a high shot past WFU goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald in the 43rd minute. The goal brought Wyatt's tally for the year to six, keeping the sophomore out of Raleigh, N.C. the leading Phoenix striker.
Freshman Billy Cortes scored his first collegiate goal in the 57th minute as the Maryland men's soccer team and Stony Brook played to a 1-1 draw on October 2 at Ludwig Field. The Terrapins dominated the match and outshot the Seawolves 20-4 but were unable to come up with a game-winning second goal. Senior Spencer Allen and junior Graham Zusi were credited with the assist on Maryland's score.
Maryland controlled the match for the entire 110 minutes, allowing just a single shot in each of the four periods. The Terps rattled off 17 shots in regulation and three more in the extra sessions. The Terps also earned eight corners during the course of the night and did not allow one to Stony Brook.
Zusi got things going for the Terps 15 minutes after the opening whistle when he sent in the Terps' first corner kick of the evening. His in-swinger was low and kicked back to him, but he was able to send in another cross to the far post. Sophomore Omar Gonzalez was there waiting and his header just missed high over the crossbar.