Men's Soccer ACCtion: Saturday, October 25
Oct. 25, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Playing in its final regular season home game of 2008, No. 1 Wake Forest (15-0-1, 5-0-1 ACC) sent the winningest senior class in program history out in style as the Deacons defeated No. 19 Boston College (7-5-2, 3-3-0 ACC) 5-2 on Saturday evening in front of a season-high 3,979 fans at Spry Stadium.
Eight seniors played their final regular season home game at Spry Stadium. Four of the seniors scored at least one point in the game as Sam Cronin, Jamie Franks and Marcus Tracy tallied goals for the Deacs and Michael Lahoud added an assist.
CLEMSON, SC - Nathan Thornton scored two goals including the game-winner in the second overtime period in leading Clemson to a 3-2 upset win over seventh-ranked North Carolina in a men's Atlantic Coast Conference soccer match at Clemson, SC Saturday night.
Clemson is now 5-7-2 overall, and 3-3-1 in the ACC. North Carolina falls to 11-3-1 overall and 4-2 in league play. North Carolina is ranked seventh by Soccer America and the College Soccer News poll. The Tar Heels are ranked eighth by the NSCAA. The Tigers have never lost to an eighth-ranked team in the NSCAA poll at Clemson in school history. The Tigers are now 3-0-1 against eighth-ranked teams in the NSCAA poll when playing at Clemson.
DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University senior Mike Grella buried a penalty kick with 3:39 left in the first overtime to lead the Blue Devils to a crucial 1-0 win over 19th-ranked Virginia in ACC men’s soccer action this evening at Koskinen Stadium. Grella’s goal was his fourth game-winner of the season and second in overtime.
Duke improves to 8-5-2 overall and 3-2-2 in ACC action. The Blue Devils have not allowed a goal in three straight games and in 296:21. Virginia falls to 8-5-1 and 4-2-0 against conference foes.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Maryland sophomore forward Jason Herrick scored two goals to pace the sixth-ranked Terps men's soccer team over NC State, 2-1, on Saturday night at NC State Soccer Stadium in ACC action.
Herrick netted both scores in the first half and doubled his goal output for the year, moving his mark to four in 2008. Jeremy Hall was credited with the first assist three minutes into the contest when Herrick headed the ball off a cross in the middle of the box. Matt Kassel fed Herrick for the second score at 24:35 off a free kick.
HIGH POINT, N.C.- The Virginia Tech (5-10-1) men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 contest to High Point (7-6-1) on Saturday night. Junior James Gilson tallied two shots in the match, while classmate Brendan Dunn started between the pipes for the Hokies.
“We played well in the second half,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “We showed a will to win, but unfortunately it was not enough. We gave away two first-half goals and that was the difference tonight.”