Men's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Tuesday, November 25
Nov. 25, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It took a combination of youth and experience Tuesday night as freshman Casey Townsend and senior Graham Zusi each netted goals to lift the Maryland men's soccer team, 2-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Ludwig Field.
Maryland initially got on the scoreboard at 21:16 when Doug Rodkey chipped a ball into Jason Herrick who served a through ball to Townsend. The forward from Traverse City, Michigan then split a pair of Patriot defenders and beat the keeper for a 1-0 Terrapin lead. It is the fourth-straight game the Terps have scored first and Townsend's 11th goal of the 2008 campaign.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A 56th minute goal from freshman forward Billy Schuler was all the offense No. 13 seed North Carolina would need in a 1-0 victory over Jacksonville Tuesday in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship at Fetzer Field. Schuler's strike snaps a five-game losing skid for the Tar Heels and sends the program into the NCAA round of 16 for the first time since 2005.
Carolina (12-7-1) will host Illinois-Chicago (12-3-6) at 1 p.m. Sunday in a third-round match, and tickets will be available for purchase at TarHeelBlue.com. The Flames advanced earlier Tuesday by outdistancing No. 4 seed Michigan State in penalty kicks, 3-2.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Junior forward Cody Arnoux's goal in the first overtime period lifted top-ranked Wake Forest to a 1-0 win over William & Mary in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Tuesday night at Spry Stadium.
"I don't think it's cliché to say hats off to William & Mary for the performance tonight," head coach Jay Vidovich said. "They made a tremendous match out of what we call the tournament of champions in the NCAA. I'm very proud of our guys. It was a tough game to play against a very good opponent. The chances didn't fall our way this evening. We lost Ike Opara in the back, but Justin Lichtfuss stepped in and had several blocked shots. Akira went out with concussion issues and Doug Ryan stepped up."
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 19 Virginia men’s soccer team was defeated by No. 22 Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 2-0, Tuesday night at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers, making their 29th-straight appearance in the tournament, finish the season with an overall record of 11-9-1.
“We came out and did everything that I asked,” Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch said. “We played well, but UConn is an experienced team and when they did seize the lead, it made it difficult for us. We are just not experienced enough to be down to a team that is not easy to score on.”