Women's Soccer ACCtion: Thursday, October 25
Oct. 25, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Fiction authors would be hard pressed to write a better senior night story for the No. 18 Wake Forest women's soccer team, who upset No. 10 Florida State 3-2 with a goal in the last minute of regulation on Thursday night at Spry Stadium.
Torrential downpours halted the 2-2 tied match with 2:30 left on the clock. When the teams returned to the field 45 minutes later Wake scored on their second possession when Ashley Burney sent a cross to Jill Hutchinson who fired, grabbed the rebound and fired again for the game-winner.
The Demon Deacons are now 9-5-3 and 4-2-2 in ACC play. Florida State, who ranks second in the ACC behind North Carolina, is now 10-4-2, 5-2-1.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Yael Averbuch knocked in a pair of goals while Casey Nogueira and Robyn Gayle each had unassisted tallies as the No. 7 North Carolina women's soccer team won its seventh match in a row and ran its ACC record to 8-1 with a 4-1 win over rival NC State at rain-soaked Fetzer Field. With the win, the Tar Heels retain control of first place in the ACC standings with 24 points while Virginia is second with 18 points and Florida State third with 16 points.
North Carolina won for the seventh straight time against the Wolfpack (5-8-3, ACC 0-7-1), outshooting State 22-3 and having an 8-0 edge in corner kicks.
UNC got on the board at 23:54 on Casey Nogueira's 10th goal of the season. With Meghan Klingenberg waiting at the scorer's table to substitute in for Nogueira, the sophomore striker from Raleigh, N.C. dodged a trio of Wolfpack defenders, dribbled into the middle of the box and sent a rocket into the lower right corner to put the Heels up 1-0.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The third ranked Virginia women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 3-0 victory over Maryland Thursday on a rainy night at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers improve to 11-1-4 overall and 5-0-3 in the ACC.
"This was a good result for us and a good way to finish out our home schedule," said head coach Steve Swanson. "I thought we showed a lot of energy and generated a lot of chances. This will give us some momentum heading to Boston College this weekend."
The teams played to a scoreless first half, with Virginia outshooting the Terrapins 7-2 before the break. The Cavaliers opened the scoring in the 63rd minute on Kelly Quinn's (Dublin, Ohio) tally. Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) sent a cross towards the near post that Quinn one-timed into the top corner for her sixth goal of the season, setting her new career high for goals in a season. The game remained 1-0 until the final five minutes, before Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) scored a pair of goals, in the 87th and 88th minutes. It marked the first career multi-goal game for Lenczyk.