Men's Soccer ACCtion: Tuesday, October 7
Oct. 7, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - As presidential hopefuls Barrack Obama and John McCain were undertaking a town hall meeting on national television, Ludwig Field had its own version as Jeremy Hall connected with Casey Townsend for the game-winner nearly six minutes into the first overtime as the No. 10 Maryland men's soccer team dropped No. 21 Charlotte, 2-1, on Tuesday night.
Maryland out-shot Charlotte, 8-4, thru 45 minutes of play but only had a handful of scoring opportunities. Omar Gonzalez had a solid header off a Matt Kassel free kick get past 49er keeper David Martin but Charlotte's Ryan Swaim made a tremendous stop to kick the ball out of the goal and keep the scoreboard empty.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Jimmy Simpson scored two goals and the 18th-ranked Virginia men’s soccer team shut out Liberty, 3-0, Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium. Tony Tchani added a third goal for the Cavaliers, who won their fifth-consecutive contest.
“We did ourselves a favor by scoring three quick goals,” UVa head coach George Gelnovatch said. “We were able to take the air out of the game and play a lot of bodies. Now we can turn our full attention to Clemson on Friday night.”
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Freshman Hunter Cheatham scored in the final minute of play to lead the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-6-1, 0-4-0) to a 1-0 victory over in-state rival Radford (6-4-1, 2-1-0). Fellow freshman Thomas St. Germain started his first match in net for the Hokies and recorded his first win along with Tech’s first shutout this season.
“I think it was a fun and exciting game,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “We played well and we got better throughout the match and into the second half. Our young guys we played tonight worked hard and gave a great effort.”
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Sam Cronin and junior Cody Arnoux each scored a goal as No. 1 Wake Forest (11-0-0, 3-0-0 ACC) shut out 2007 College Cup team Massachusetts (2-5-2, 0-0-0 Atlantic 10) 2-0 on Tuesday night at Spry Stadium.
"I think that we started off the game well," head coach Jay Vidovich said. "We moved the ball well, but just failed to finish in certain situations. The first goal was a great goal because we had to dig it out. We kept the ball alive off the corner kick and Sam Cronin put it in the back of the net."