Women's Soccer ACCtion: Thursday, September 27
Sept. 27, 2007
The fourth ranked Virginia women's soccer team opened ACC play Thursday night with a 2-0 victory at Duke. Kelly Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) and Julia Falk (Clifton, Va.) scored less than two minutes apart in the second half to give the Cavaliers their fifth consecutive victory.
The Cavaliers (7-1-1, 1-0-0 ACC) and Blue Devils (5-2-2, 0-1-0 ACC) played a scoreless first half with neither team creating a dangerous scoring chance. Virginia outshot Duke 5-3 before the break.
In the second half, Virginia took the lead in the 64th minute of play. Sarah Senty (Arlington, Va.) sent a ball into the open space on the left flank. Quinn beat the Duke goalkeeper to the ball and chipped the ball over her into the vacated net to record her fourth goal of the year. Less than 80 seconds later, the Cavaliers doubled their lead. Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) sent a through ball to spring Quinn, who sent a cross to Julia Falk (Clifton, Va.), who one-timed it into the net for her third goal of the season.
A pair of freshmen scored goals to lead the University of Miami women's soccer team past N.C. State, 2-1, on Thursday evening at Cobb Stadium, as the Hurricanes open their challenging Atlantic Coast Conference schedule with a commanding win.
It was the first victory for the `Canes (5-2-2, 1-0 ACC) over the Wolfpack (5-2-2, 0-1 ACC), as Miami prepares to take on defending national champions and seventh-ranked North Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Cobb Stadium at 1 p.m.
Miami freshman Brittney Steinbruch (Wyckoff, N.J.) drilled in the game-winning goal versus N.C. State in the 61st minute. Junior Sammy Sanderson (Columbus, Ohio) and freshman Lauren Singer (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) sent the ball from midfield to Steinbruch, who raced up the right side of the field and shot the ball from the corner of the penalty box into the far left side of the goal to register her 10th score in her ninth college game.
The 14th-ranked Clemson women's soccer team defeated Maryland 1-0 in double overtime on Thursday night at Riggs Field. Junior Molly Johnson scored the lone goal for the Lady Tigers, who improve to 8-1 (1-0 ACC) with the victory, while Maryland falls to 4-2-2 (0-1 ACC).
The game was scoreless for over 105 minutes, as neither team was able to capitalize during regulation or the first of two 10-minute overtime periods. The Lady Tigers had a scoring opportunity in the final seconds of regulation, but Molly Franklin's shot was blocked to send the game into overtime.
In the second overtime period, Clemson drew a foul on the right side of the field. After a short delay due to a player injury, senior Elizabeth Jobe served the ball high in front of the net. Johnson was able to get above the pack in front of the net and head the ball into the corner for the game-winner at the 105:22 mark. The goal was Johnson's second on the season, while Jobe picked up her first assist.
It was déjà vu for the No. 23 Wake Forest women's soccer team, who defeated Virginia Tech 3-1 for the second consecutive meeting on Thursday night. With the home win the Deacons improved their record to 6-3-1 and 1-0-0 in the ACC while the Hokies stand at 4-3-1 and 0-1-0 in conference play.
Sophomore striker Allie Sadow out of Charlotte, N.C. netted two goals in the contest, marking her 2nd and 3rd goals of the season.
In the 27th minute Jill Hutchinson found the ball in the far left corner and passed it in to Sarah Winslow who was waiting dead center at the 10-yard mark. Winslow got a foot on it before Sadow fired the missile.
In a match that was delayed 109 minutes because of lightning and lasted three hours and 34 minutes overall, No. 7-ranked North Carolina endured to beat No. 12 Florida State in women's soccer action Thursday night 2-1 in overtime at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Freshman Meghan Klingenberg had the game-winning goal for the Tar Heels in the 95th minute after the game was delayed in each half of play because of the weather.
The game marked the third consecutive time that the Tar Heels have beaten the Seminoles 2-1 with each of the last two wins coming in overtime. UNC beat the Noles 2-1 last year in the regular season at Fetzer Field on a late goal by Heather O'Reilly and then prevailed in the finals of the ACC Tournament 2-1 in overtime at Cary, N.C. on a goal by Elizabeth Guess. In that latter game, UNC had to rally from a 1-0 second-half deficit, the same scenario it faced Thursday night before a crowd of 1,925 fans in Tallahassee.
UNC improved to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the ACC with the win while Florida State falls to 5-3-1 overall and 0-1 in the ACC. The five losses by the two teams combined have come by a total of five goals as both squads have played in tough luck this season.