Duke Defeats NC State, 2-1, To Advance To Semifinals
Nov. 1, 2006
BOYDS, Md. - Michael Videira scored the game-winning goal in the 59th minute as the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils defeated ninth-seeded NC State, 2-1, in quarterfinal action at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Duke used six different point scorers en route to the win.
Duke controlled most of the match with a 20-11 shot advantage and a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks. The game was hard fought throughout as a total of 37 fouls were called and seven yellow cards were issued.
The Blue Devils controlled the first half of play as they owned an 11-5 advantage in shots. Chris Loftus got the scoring going for Duke midway through the half in the 22nd minute when Mike Grella found Darrius Barnes on the left side of their offensive third. Barnes then sent a cross to the right side of the box where Loftus put a header into the left side of the net to give Duke the 1-0 advantage in the half.
The Wolfpack responded quickly out of the locker rooms as they scored 48 seconds into the second half. Ronnie Bouemboue and Jorge Mora found a wide open El Hadj Cisse on the right side. Cisse took the keeper one-on-one and beat him to the left side, slipping a shot in the side netting.
Duke didn't waste much time in notching its response as it got the game-winning goal in the 59th minute when Kyle Helton sent a cross into the box that Michael Videira cashed in. Spencer Wadsworth took the corner and decided to pass it Helton who was open to deliver the cross.
Duke keeper Justin Papadakis was credited with three saves in the win and his counterpart, Tom DeStefano, stopped six shots.
Duke advances to Friday night's semifinal at 8:00 p.m. where it will face the winner of tonight's Maryland-Boston College matchup.
A replay of this match/game's Webcast is available online through ACC Select at TheACC.com.