Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, October 5
Oct. 5, 2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Thanks to a pair of second-half goals by junior forward Robert Edmans, the No. 9 Virginia Tech men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to nine matches by tying No. 1 Wake Forest, 3-3, in front of 2,413 fans at Tech Soccer Stadium on Friday night.
Down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes, the Hokies (6-1-3, 1-0-2 ACC) scored three of the next four goals to earn their third tie of the season in front of the second-largest crowd in Tech Soccer Stadium history.
Tech has not lost a match since Aug. 31 and its current run is the second-longest unbeaten stretch in school history. The Hokies are now just one match short of tying the school record of the 2005 team that went unbeaten in 10 consecutive matches from Sept. 27 to Oct. 29.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman Rodney Wallace scored his first collegiate goal in the fourth minute of overtime off of a Graham Zusi corner kick to give the Maryland men's soccer team a 3-2 win against Clemson in front of a crowd of 3,726 at Ludwig Field. Senior Stephen King added a pair of assists for the Terrapins on their first score and the equalizer in the second half.
"This was a great win in our fifth overtime game this season," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "We lost two very tough overtime games earlier in the season and this shows that we have gotten stronger. This was the beginning of the second half of the season and we needed a result. Clemson clawed back in and fought hard but we showed that we grew up. We got behind and scored great second and third goals and that is something we can build on for the rest of the season."
Freshman Billy Cortes added the first goal of the night while sophomore Drew Yates scored the equalizer in the 68th minute after the Terps fell behind. Junior Rich Costanzo also added an assist in the win.
DURHAM, N.C. - Junior midfielder Alejandro Bedoya scored twice while midfielder Mike Konicoff and fullback Paul Gerstenberger each scored one goal to lead sixth-ranked Boston College to a 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference road victory over fourth-ranked Duke before 1,566 fans at Kostican Stadium.
BC improves its league record to 4-0-0 and is unbeaten in its last seven games (6-0-1). The team is now 7-1-1 overall.
"This was a great win," head coach Ed Kelly said. "We were up early and then they tied it. Then we came back for the win. I'm very pleased for the kids and I think we're playing better and better as the season progresses."