Men's Soccer ACCtion: Tuesday, October 23
Oct. 24, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Aki Kadotani scored his first goal in over two years and freshman Sean Flatley scored his first collegiate goal as the Maryland men's soccer team defeated Georgetown, 2-1, on October 23 at Ludwig Field. Senior Stephen King set up both scores and tied his career high with the two assists.
It was the 27th time that the Terrapins and Hoyas had met on the pitch and it was the 27th time that that the result went to Maryland. The Terps now own a perfect 27-0-0 record all-time against their local foe. The win also improves Maryland's unbeaten streak to seven games as it is 4-0-3 in its current nine-game homestand.
"It was a good bounce back game," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "We made it a little tough on ourselves in the last 20 minutes which seems to be an issue with this team. We feel like the game is in hand with a one or two goal lead and sometimes drop out. I think fatigue was certainly a factor both emotionally and physically. We scored a couple of goals, though, and got some nice contributions from a lot of players that have been waiting in the wings."
DURHAM, N.C. - The Blue Devils (7-5-1, 2-3-1) ended their 245 minute scoreless streak quickly on Tuesday night and were able to hold the Hokies (8-1-5, 2-0-4) to just one late goal to preserve a 1-1 tie after two overtimes. The result snapped a three-game losing streak for Duke. The game can be seen on-demand on ACCSelect.com.
Less than seven minutes into the match, graduate forward Joshua Medcalf ended the Blue Devils' offensive troubles. Medcalf made a run on a ball played from midfield by senior forward/midfielder Spencer Wadsworth and beat Hokie goalkeeper Markus Aigner one-on-one from the top of the box. It was Medcalf's fourth score of the season and Wadsworth's first point in 2007.
The goal seemed to ignite a fire in the Blue Devils that had been missing for the month of October. Duke outshot Virginia Tech in the first half, 6-2, and held the advantage in corner kicks, 4-2. Playing without their leading point scorer in junior forward Mike Grella, the Devils kept the pressure up offensively on the Hokies and dominated throughout the period.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Juniors Brian Shriver and Garry Lewis scored first-half goals and the North Carolina men's soccer team never looked back, cruising to a 4-0 win over High Point Tuesday at Fetzer Field. Sophomore Eddie Ababio and junior Joan Carvajal added second-half scores for the Tar Heels (5-4-5), who will look for consecutive wins for just the second time this season Friday when they host Clemson.
Carolina dominated possession in the match, limiting the Panthers (5-9-1) to just four shots, including only one in the first half. Sophomore Brooks Haggerty made his second start of the season and recorded his third career shutout in just four starts. He needed to make just one save to record the clean sheet, which was the sixth of the season for Carolina.
The Tar Heels posted a 14-4 edge in shots, and the four goals marked the second-best offensive output of the season behind only the 7-0 win over Liberty on Oct. 2. Carolina has outscored its opponents 22-11 on the year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Yannick Reyering (Mettingen, Germany) had his first career hat trick Tuesday to lift the tenth ranked Virginia men's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Liberty. The win improves the Cavaliers' record to 9-3-2 on the season, while the Flames fall to 8-4-2.
"I thought we played well, especially how we managed the tempo," said head coach George Gelnovatch. "Every time we went forward, we were dangerous. We scored three goals on nine shots - that's a great percentage. We need to get ready for Duke on Friday. Every team in the ACC is fighting for points in the standings so we know they will come in here hungry as well."
The Cavaliers jumped out to the early lead in the eighth minute of play. Reyering received a ball in the midfield, dribbled past several defenders into the box and fired a shot past the keeper to give Virginia the 1-0 advantage. He found the back of the net again in the 29th minute as he one-timed in a cross from Chris Tierney (Wellesley, Mass.). Reyering completed the hat trick in the 70th minute as he received a cross from T.J. Cyrus (Virginia Beach, Va.) at the far post, controlled the ball and half-volleyed a shot just under the crossbar.
CONWAY, S.C. - The No. 1 Wake Forest men's soccer team defeated Coastal Carolina 5-0 in Conway on Tuesday night.
The Demon Deacons (12-0-2) are now 25-0 in scoring through the last five contests and lead the nation in scoring offense, shutout percentage and W-L-T percentage.
Wake goalkeeper Brian Edwards had a season high five saves and logged a rare goalkeeper assist in Tuesday's match. Edwards now stands at 1071 minutes for the year with a 10-0-1 record, including eight shutouts and 35 saves.
Lyle Adams netted the first goal of the night from a corner kick by midfielder Sam Cronin in the 7th minute. Marcus Tracy followed with consecutive goals at the 24 and 33 minute marks, setting the Deacs at 3-0 before halftime.