Men's Soccer ACCtion: Tuesday, October 16
Oct. 16, 2007
Freshman Rodney Wallace scored twice as the Maryland men's soccer team beat Villanova, 4-0, on October 16 at Ludwig Field. Junior Graham Zusi assisted on both of his goals while sophomore Jeremy Hall recorded a goal and an assist in the victory.
Maryland extended its unbeaten streak to five games and is 3-0-2 during its current homestand. Sophomore Drew Yates added a goal in the win while senior Michael Marchiano notched his first career point, an assist off of a corner kick that Yates cleaned up.
A raucous crowd of 1,603 was in attendance for the Tuesday night matchup, mostly filled with the university's fraternities and sororities for a spirit contest as part of their Homecoming Week festivities.
Maryland dominated the entire 90 minutes as it outshot Villanova 20-6 and took 14 corner kicks. Despite those numbers, the Wildcats almost struck first in the early going less than a minute in. Villanova had the ball in its offensive third on the left side. The ball was sent into the box where Mike Del Guercio was waiting. He redirected the ball towards the right side of the goal but it hit the post and trickled out of bounds.
853 fans at the UNCG stadium witnessed an I-40 massacre on Tuesday night as the No. 1 Demon Deacons defeated the UNC Greensboro Spartans 8-0, the Demon Deacons' highest margin of victory since 2002. The loss was the Spartans' worst in nearly 30 years.
The game was Wake's highest margin of victory since the Deacons defeated Georgia Southern 8-0 on November 9, 2002. The loss was the UNCG's worst since 1977, when UNC Wilmington defeated the Spartans 10-0.
The Deacon win comes at heels of back-to-back blowouts, featuring a 5-0 win over Appalachian State last Tuesday and a 4-0 win over NC State on Saturday.
Deacon goals were scored by Cody Arnoux, Jaime Franks, Lyle Adams, Michael Lahoud, Marcus Tracy and Alimer Gonzalez. All together, 23 Demon Deacons saw playing time in the match, including goalkeeper Austin Chelko who made his career debut in the 85th minute.
The No. 7 ranked Virginia men's soccer team opened a five-match homestand with a 4-2 victory over Florida Atlantic Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 8-2-2 on the season.
The Cavaliers opened up a 2-0 lead in the first half. A Florida Atlantic foul just outside the box in the 25th minute set up a free kick, which Jonathan Villanueva (Grand Prairie, Texas) curled into the upper corner for his first goal of the season. Villanueva set up the Cavaliers' second goal in the 30th minute as his corner kick found the foot of Jason Kim (Irvine, Calif.), who blasted a shot from 15 yards for his first career goal.
In the second half, the Owls (5-7-1) cut the lead in the half on Franz Chevannes' goal in the 56th minute. After Virginia went up a man following the second yellow card issued to FAU's Markus Kaercher, Matt Ayotte (Midlothian, Va.) scored a pair of goals in the 69th and 75th minutes for his first career multi-goal game. The Owls' Liam Ogle completed the scoring in the 82nd minute to make the final score 4-2.
The Cavaliers outshot the Owls 13-5 in the game and had an 9-2 corner kick advantage. Dan Louisignau (Wilmington, Del.) made two saves for Virginia while Phillip Lamarre made one for Florida Atlantic.
North Carolina needed a late goal from junior midfielder Garry Lewis to register a 1-1 tie with Elon Tuesday at Rhodes Stadium. With the draw, the Tar Heels (4-3-5) matched their school record of five ties set in 1979 in just 12 games.
The Phoenix (6-3-4) has recorded ties against all three Atlantic Coast Conference opponents it has faced - Carolina, No. 1 Wake Forest and Clemson.
With Carolina trailing 1-0 in front of an Elon-record 1,773 fans, Lewis found the back of the net on a header off of a Michael Callahan corner kick to knot the score at one in the 79th minute. The goal was Lewis' second of the season and third as a Tar Heel. Callahan's assist was his third of the season, which matches the team lead.
After the Tar Heels got on the board at 78:15, neither team had many scoring chances for the remainder of regulation. Elon posted a 5-4 edge in shots in overtime, but the Tar Heels finished with a 20-11 lead in shots for the night. UNC posted a 9-3 edge in corners.
Freshman Alex Redding scored in the 34th minute and it stood as the game's only goal as Providence College defeated ninth-ranked Boston College in a non-conference match Tuesday night at Newton Campus Field.
With the Eagles on the attack, PC freshman midfielder Matt Marcin stole possession and placed a through ball to Redding, who beat Eagle goalkeeper Chris Brown with his left foot at 34:06 for the gamewinner.
Boston College (7-3-2, 4-0-0 ACC) returns to action on Friday against eighth-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville after its two-game break from ACC play.
The Eagles finished with an 11-7 shot advantage in the game, including a 7-4 edge in the first 45 minutes during which BC enjoyed perhaps its best scoring chances.