Women's Soccer ACCtion: Sunday, October 21
Oct. 21, 2007
CLEMSON, S.C. - It looked like déjà vu on Sunday afternoon for the Wake Forest women's soccer team, but freshman Samantha Germano's goal in the 101st minute put WFU up 2-1 over Clemson and saved the Demon Deacons from their second consecutive ACC draw.
The win bumped No. 21 Wake up to fifth in ACC standings, just two points behind Miami and three points ahead of Duke. The Demon Deacons are 3-2-2 in the conference and 8-3-4 overall, while Clemson is now 8-3-4 for the season and 1-2-4 in the ACC.
Junior Whitney Berry landed her first goal since 2005, taking a pass from sophomore Kaley Fountain in the 56th minute. The Demon Deacons held onto the 1-0 lead for most of the period, but in the 86th minute Clemson's Samantha Foster tied the match at 1-1.
DURHAM, N.C. - In what has become a recurring theme in the 2007 Duke Women's Soccer season, the 26th-ranked Blue Devils played their sixth double-overtime match on Sunday finishing in a 2-2 draw against Maryland at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Blue Devils registered their second straight and fourth double-overtime Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) match, while moving their record to 7-3-5, 2-2-3 in ACC play. Maryland registered its first points in ACC action moving its record to 5-6-3, 0-5-1. Duke has now played six double-overtime matches this season and is one shy of a school record that occurred in 2002.
"It is tough, we have had two overtime games this week," said Duke Coach Robbie Church. "The kids legs were going out from underneath them-- you could see that from the stands. Especially playing a team that was very, very fresh and hadn't played at all this week. I thought we competed, I just think we are a little off of our game. We are not as sharp as we were earlier in the year. If you look around here we have a lot of injuries. It is not like they are sitting out but they have all sorts of injuries and trying to play through and they are doing a really good job of playing through. It is a frustrating game as it is a game on our home field and we felt we should have gotten the win here."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - No. 12 Florida State (10-3-2, 5-1-1) used three first half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over Miami (9-4-3, 4-2-1) Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Freshman Sanna Talonen scored a pair of goals, junior Mami Yamaguchi notched her nation-best 17th goal of the season and junior Erika Sutton rounded out the scoring to give the Seminoles their fourth straight win of the season and eighth consecutive victory over the Hurricanes.
"The game was really a game of two different halves today," said head coach Mark Krikorian. "I thought we had very good control on the field in the first half with great movement off the ball. Overall I was pretty satisfied with our performance. In the second half, I felt we laid back a little bit too much, but credit Miami for pressing us and scoring a goal to get back in the game. Fortunately, we were able to get that fourth goal to give us that needed cushion."
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Brooke Knowlton broke open a 0-0 tie with two goals in the second half to lead the No. 14 Boston College women's soccer team past North Carolina State, 4-0, at the Newton Soccer Field. Boston College improved to 2-3-2 in the ACC and 9-3-3 overall, while NC State is now 5-7-3 overall and 0-6-1 in the conference.
Knowlton, who leads the Eagles in scoring with five goals for 10 points, gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at 50:56 in the game when she picked up a loose ball and took on an NC State defender. One-on-one Knowlton pushed the ball to her right foot and took a shot from right outside the box and place it to the left of a diving NC State goalkeeper Rachel Barnette (five saves).
Just nine minutes later, Knowlton took a throw-in from Brianna Wilson-Byrne and turned the ball to the middle of the field. With a NC State defender on her left, Knowlton freed up her right foot again and struck it from outside the box and to the left of a diving NC State goalkeeper.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - In their last five Sunday games combined, the ninth-ranked North Carolina women's soccer had netted just five total goals. Sunday at Virginia Tech the offense returned to form scoring the first four goals of the match to help Carolina cruise to a 4-1 victory over the Hokies. The Heels spread the ball around and kept the Hokies on the move as seven different players notched either a goal or an assist. Carolina dictated play in the first half outshooting the Hokies 12-1 while sophomore Nikki Washington, freshman Meghan Klingenberg and sophomore Tobin Heath all recorded goals. Sophomore Casey Noguiera capped off the Carolina scoring with her team-leading ninth of the season in the second half.
The Heels first goal came in the 17th minute of play when Washington netted her second goal of the year into the lower left corner of the net. Senior defender Ariel Harris won the ball at midfield and sent an arching pass toward the Carolina forwards. Sophomore Whitney Engen was able to get her head on the ball and pop it forward where Washington was able outrun the Virginia Tech defense to the free ball.