Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, October 19
Oct. 19, 2007
The No. 1 Wake Forest men's soccer team defeated No. 15 Duke 3-0 in Durham on Friday night, marking the ninth Demon Deacon shutout of 2007.
The Deacons are now 4-0-1 in conference play and 11-0-2 for the year, while Duke is 2-2-1 in the ACC and 7-5-0 in 2007.
Cody Arnoux netted the game-winner in the 8th minute but Deacons Marcus Tracy and Michael Lahoud registered two more goals before the end of the first half to set the Deacon score at 3-0.
The win was Wake's first over Duke since 2003 and the first time since current goalkeeper Brian Edwards has been manning the net.
Senior midfielder Scott Spangler's first goal of the season couldn't have come at a better time, as he registered the game-winning goal in fifth-ranked Virginia Tech's 2-1 win over North Carolina on Friday night at Tech Soccer Stadium.
In their first match since gaining the highest ranking in school history, the Hokies extended their school record unbeaten streak to 12 matches with their second Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season in front of 2,377 fans, the fifth-largest crowd in Tech Soccer Stadium history.
North Carolina (4-4-5, 2-3-0 ACC) scored the match's first goal when Zach Loyd looped a 25-yard cross through the box where Scott Campbell was able to flick in the score at 13:55.
Tech came up with the equalizer a little more than 12 minutes later when sophomore midfielder Charlie Campbell stole a pass near the North Carolina box and found junior forward Robert Edmans running free on a breakaway. Edmans galloped through the North Carolina box before converting his team-high-tying fifth goal of the season. Edmans is the team leader with 14 points off five goals and four assists, and is tied with Patrick Nyarko and Stefan Hock with five goals this season.