Men's Soccer ACCtion: Sunday, October 28
Oct. 28, 2007
Sophomore forward Bill Dworsky scored two goals, both on assists from junior midfielder Michael Callahan, to lift North Carolina to a 3-2 win over Clemson in a key Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer match Sunday at Fetzer Field. With the victory, the Tar Heels (6-4-5, 3-3-0 ACC) have won consecutive games for just the second time this year with three matches left in the regular season.
In addition to Dworky's second multi-goal game of the season, classmate Zach Loyd converted a penalty kick late in the second half for the Tar Heels. Midfielder Mark Buchholz was responsible for both goals for the Tigers (6-9-1, 1-6-0 ACC), who were held to just four shots by Carolina's suffocating defense.
Dworsky put UNC on the board first at the 5:55 mark when he scored from five yards out on assists from Callahan and midfielder Garry Lewis. Lewis chipped the ball from the middle of the field to a streaking Callahan on the right flank. He crossed the ball into the box to Dworsky, who had a five-yard tap-in to give the Tar Heels a 1-0 lead.
Clemson tied the game just 53 seconds later when Buchholz nailed a 19-yard free kick over the UNC wall and past keeper Tyler Deric, who allowed two goals and did not record a save.
The game remained 1-1 until the 43rd minute, when Loyd was fouled in the box and sent the ensuing penalty kick past Clemson keeper Joseph Bendik to give Carolina a 2-1 lead at intermission.Duke Makes It Two In a Row With 3-0 Shutout Of Cleveland State
The No. 23 Blue Devils (9-5-1, 3-3-1) earned their second win in three days on Sunday night with a 3-0 win at home over the Cleveland State Vikings (3-12-2, 0-6-1 Horizon League). Duke was playing it third game in six days this week, a stretch in which they went 2-0-1.
Only 5:38 into the match, senior midfielder Zack Pope took a corner kick from the left side of the field that sailed into the box. Senior midfielder and captain Michael Videira played the ball perfectly with his head and past Viking goalkeeper Dan Duric. It was Pope's fourth assist of the year and the first goal since the season opener for Videira.
Cleveland State's defense would prove stingy throughout the evening, drawing Duke into eight offsides violations and only committing six fouls. The Blue Devils, on the other hand, were charged with 17 fouls.
It would be late in the first half before Duke would hit paydirt again. This time it was a trio of seniors that connected for a goal. Defender and captain Tim Jepson and midfielder Joe Germanese played two quick passes to midfielder/forward Spencer Wadsworth at the top of the box. Wadsworth turned and fired off a right-footed shot to the right quarter of the net to put Duke up 2-0 going into the locker room. It was Germanese's team-leading sixth dish on the year.