Women's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, October 5
Oct. 5, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jill Hutchinson's golden goal in the 87th minute pushed the No. 18 Wake Forest women's soccer team over Maryland 1-0 in College Park on Friday night.
The Demon Deacons (7-3-2, 2-0-1) fired 18 shots during the contest, while the Terps (5-3-2, 0-2-0) were only able to get seven shots past the WFU defense and had no shots on goal.
Wake senior Ashley Burney had the game-winning assist at the contest, the second clutch play of the season for the senior, who only saw limited playing time until 2007. Two weeks ago Burney posted the game-winning goal over No. 13 West Virginia to solidify the Deacs' highest ranked win of the season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's defense was rock solid and the Tar Heel women's soccer team scored goals late in both halves to throw a 3-0 shutout at Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference game before 2,245 fans at Fetzer Field. Yael Averbuch, Erin Mikula and Allie Long scored the goals for North Carolina (8-3, ACC 2-1) while Clemson lost for only the second time this season, falling to 8-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the ACC.
After a loss at Miami last Sunday, UNC fell out of the Top 10 in all three national polls for the first time in its 29-year history. Clemson came into the game ranked ahead of the Tar Heels in the Soccer America poll (No. 14 versus No. 15) while UNC was rated No. 12 by the NSCAA and No. 14 by Soccer Buzz. Coach Todd Bramble's Tiger squad, whose only previous loss this season was at Charlotte, was ranked 15th by the NSCAA and 19th by Soccer Buzz.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's soccer team remained unbeaten as the Eagles (7-0-2, 0-0-2) battled ACC foe Duke (6-2-3, 1-1-1) to a 1-1 draw in double-overtime at the Newton Soccer Field.
The swayed back-and-forth all night but Boston College outshot the Duke, 13-7 and earned six corner kicks to Duke's four.
Duke would strike first as the Blue Devils scored at 58:50 in the second half when Elisabeth Redmond sent a ball in the box from the left of BC goalkeeper Sarah Buonomo. Duke midfielder Lorraine Quinn jumped on the loose ball and went to the far post past a diving Buonomo.
The Eagles did not fold as they came back at 72:57 to tie the match at 1-1. Junior Caroline Walden sent freshman Natalie Crutchfield to the corner with a beautiful pass that slipped by the Duke defense. Crutchfield sent a low ball into the box, and freshman Brooke Knowlton one-timed it to the near post for her second goal of the season.