Women's Soccer ACCtion: Thursday, September 25
Sept. 25, 2008
Cavaliers Down Florida State 1-0 in ACC Opener
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The No. 15 Virginia women's soccer team opened conference play Thursday night with a 1-0 victory over No. 8 Florida State before 823 fans at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Meghan Lenczyk's (McLean, Va.) goal with just over 13 minutes to play lifted the Cavaliers to their seventh victory of the season.
"I am so proud of this team and this performance," said head coach Steve Swanson. "To come back from a disappointing performance last week at West Virginia and put forth this type of a game in this environment against an opponent like this a great testament to our team. Now we have to get greedy and go out and get another one on Sunday."
Heath's Hat Trick Powers UNC To Win In ACC Opener
CLEMSON, S.C. - Junior midfielder Tobin Heath scored three goals in a span of less than 26 minutes in the first half, earning her first career hat trick and leading the No. 3-ranked University of North Carolina women's soccer team to a 5-2 victory over Clemson at Historic Riggs Field Thursday night. The game was the ACC opener for both teams as UNC won its conference opener for the 21st time in 22 years of league competition.
North Carolina (8-1-1, ACC 1-0) spotted the Tigers an early goal and then roared back with five goals in a span of just over 40 minutes to turn the game into a blowout. The Tar Heels outshot the Tigers 32-6 and only 11 saves by Clemson goalkeeper Paula Pritzen prevented the Tar Heel margin from being greater at the game's close.
No. 12 Wake Forest Opens ACC Play with 2-0 Victory over Maryland
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Juniors Sarah Winslow and Allie Sadow each scored a goal as the 12th-ranked Wake Forest (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) women's soccer team opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 2-0 victory over Maryland (4-4-1, 0-1-0 ACC) on a rainy Thursday night at Spry Stadium.
Wake Forest controlled the game offensively, taking 14 shots to just five for Maryland. The Deacons held the Terrapins to only one shot on goal, while the Deacons had six shots on goal in the game.
No. 9 Duke and #14 Boston College Battles To 0-0 Draw
DURHAM, N.C. - In the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opener for the ninth-ranked Duke women's soccer team, the Blue Devils battled to a 0-0 draw against 14th-ranked Boston College at Koskinen Stadium on Thursday evening.
On a very windy, misty and cool evening, both squads featured a very defensive contest with a total of 23 shots in 120 minutes. With the draw, Duke moves to 8-1-1 overall and 0-0-1 in the ACC, while Boston College moved to 6-1-2 overall and 0-0-1.
Miami and Virginia Tech Battle to 1-1 Tie
CORAL GABLES, Fl. - For the second consecutive match, the Virginia Tech women's soccer headed to overtime as the Miami Hurricanes were able to tie the score of both teams' ACC opener, 1-1, with two minutes left in regulation. Neither squad could put away the contest during two periods of overtime and the match ended in a one-all draw.
Despite dropping a tough double-overtime decision last weekend to James Madison, the Hokies came out firing against the Hurricanes. Less than five minutes into the match, Virginia Tech took an early 1-0 lead over Miami. Sophomore Jennifer Harvey took the first shot against the Hurricanes, but her shot was blocked by the opposing defense. However, junior Emily Jukich was there to pick up the rebound, scoring her career-high eighth goal of the season.