Men's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, November 7
Nov. 7, 2008
Senior Alejandro Bedoya scored twice in the second half to lift Boston College to a 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale for both teams before 1,023 fans in Blacksburg, Va.
Boston College's victory, coupled with Duke's loss to NC State and Virginia's loss to Wake Forest, vaults the Eagles to a tie for third-place with Virginia in the final conference standings. BC owns the head-to-head advantage over the Cavaliers and will earn the league's No. 3 seed heading into conference play next Wednesday (Nov. 12).
Bedoya attempted a season-high 11 shots, including eights shots on Virginia Tech goalkeeper Thomas St. Germain.
DURHAM, N.C. – The NC State men’s soccer continued its hot roll, and came away with a 2-1 at No. 18 Duke on Friday night. Junior Ronnie Bouemboue netted two scores and the Wolfpack’s (8-8-1, 3-5 ACC) defense limited the Blue Devils (10-6-2, 3-3-2 ACC) to just two shots on goal in capturing the seventh win in the last nine games for NC State.
NC State jumped on the scoreboard first with the lone score in the first half of play. Junior Alan Sanchez had the ball on the right wing, and played a pass back to Kris Byrd. Byrd quickly layed a ball into the box where Bouemboue ran onto it. Bouemboue cut the ball back, and buried a far post shot at the 34:55 mark.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - No. 1 Wake Forest (17-0-1, 7-0-1 ACC) scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game to defeat Virginia (9-7-1, 4-4-0 ACC) 2-0 on Friday night at Klockner Stadium. The victory gives the Deacons their first unbeaten regular season in program history.
Senior midfielder Sam Cronin led the way offensively for the Demon Deacons, registering three points in the game. Cronin netted his seventh goal of the season and assisted on Cody Arnoux's game-winning goal.
Wake Forest continued its offensive barrage this season, bringing its goal total to 62 goals, including 32 in ACC play. The 32 goals ranks as the most ever in conference play by Wake Forest and the Deacs are eight goals shy of tying for the most goals in a season in program history. In contrast, Wake Forest has only allowed 12 goals on the season, posting a goal differential of a staggering 50 goals.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The fifth-ranked Maryland men's soccer team won its eighth consecutive game Friday, defeating No. 20 North Carolina, 2-1, on Senior Night at Ludwig Field in ACC men's soccer action.
Drew Yates, who started in place of Jason Herrick on Friday night, was the key component in Maryland's first offensive drive when he challenged UNC's Ryan Adeleye in the middle of the field in the game's 12th minute and had a near breakaway before the Tar Heel defense managed to catch up and keep the Terps off the board. Maryland found itself in unfamiliar territory when North Carolina's Cameron Brown scored the first goal in the contest. The Terps have scored first in 13 games this season, including four straight outings.
Yates got some redemption at the 28:46 mark when Jeremy Hall and Casey Townsend fed the junior a ball 15-yards out which he blasted past UNC's keeper Jacob Wescoe to tie up the score. The goal was Yates first of the season.
CLEMSON, SC - Three different Clemson players scored goals while Connor Barbaree and Hassan Ibrahim both had two assists as Clemson defeated USC Upstate 3-0 in a men's intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Friday night.
Clemson scored at the 22:04 mark. Ibrahim threw the ball in to Connor Barbaree. Barbaree crossed the ball from the left. Nick Burton headed the ball into the right corner of the net for his third goal of the season.
On a reset, Connor Barbaree sent the ball in the box from the right center. John Tardy headed the ball and the Spartan's goalkeeper Peter Davis made a save. However, Davis was not able to control the rebound and the ball went to his left. Barbaree knocked the ball in from close range for his first goal of the year.