Men's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Sunday, December 2
Dec. 2, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Cody Arnoux's two second-half goals sparked Wake Forest to a 3-1 win over West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament Sunday at Spry Stadium.
The Demon Deacons advance to the quarterfinals where they will host Notre Dame Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Wake Forest was faced with adversity early in the second half when a penalty kick from West Virginia's Andy Wright found the back left corner of the net with 40:27 remaining, giving the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead.
Entering the match, West Virginia held a 14-0 record when scoring the first goal.
Wake Forest knotted the game minutes later when the Deacs put together a string of passes that resulted the tying goal.
BLACKSBURG, Va. -MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist Patrick Nyarko scored the game-winning goal for the No. 11 seed Virginia Tech men's soccer team against Old Dominion in the third round of the NCAA Championship on at Tech Soccer Stadium.
Tech (13-3-5) earned its first-ever trip to the quarterfinal round by out-shooting Old Dominion 10-8 and playing tough defense throughout the match, limiting the Monarchs to just one shot on goal.
"I'm very pleased with the entire game today, advancing to the next round against a good team, and also with the defensive maturity of our team," head coach Oliver Weiss said.
The Hokies scored the lone goal of the match in the first half when Georg Zehender dribbled to the right corner and delivered a cross to the front of the net and Nyarko scored the 30th goal of his career by connecting with his right foot on the pass for the goal. The Kumasi, Ghana native is now tied with Jason Entlich (1990-93) for fifth-place in career goals at Virginia Tech.