Men's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Sunday, November 30
Nov. 30, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Top-seed Wake Forest scored early and often, recording a 7-0 shutout win over No. 16 seed Dartmouth in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon at Spry Stadium.
The Deacons advance to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year and will face eighth-seed South Florida on Saturday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. (ET) at Spry Stadium. The game will be shown live on the web on WakeForestSports.com.
A steady rain that fell overnight and into the morning hours in Winston-Salem made it questionable as to whether or not the game would even be played on Sunday. However, the Wake Forest groundscrew was able to get the field in playable condition, allowing for the contest to start at 1 p.m. as planned.
With the seven goals scored in the game, the Deacons broke the school record for most goals in a single season. Wake Forest has scored 76 goals in the 2008 season, besting the previous mark of 70 set in the 1983 season.
CARY, N.C. - Senior Michael Callahan scored the equalizer in the 87th minute and classmate Garry Lewis netted the overtime game-winner in the 95th to lift No. 13 seed North Carolina past UIC, 3-2, and into the quarterfinal round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park. With the victory, the Tar Heels (13-7-1) move on to host Northwestern Saturday at Fetzer Field for the right to advance to the College Cup for the third time in program history.
Senior forward Brian Shriver assisted on two goals, and freshman midfielder Kirk Urso also scored for Tar Heels, who tallied three goals for the first time since Oct. 18 against Virginia Tech.
In a game that was originally slated for 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field but was moved due to unplayable field conditions, Carolina battled foggy and rainy weather to post the dramatic come-from-behind victory. No. 14-ranked UIC (12-4-6) took leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but UNC bounced back on each occasion.