Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
No. 1 Wake Forest held by surging Elon
by Paul Kennedy, October 3rd, 2007 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Elon held unbeaten and untied Wake Forest, the No. 1 team in the Soccer America Top 25 men's rankings since the second week of the season, to a 1-1 tie in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday night.

Early on, Elon pressured Wake and came close when Clint Collins' attempt hit the woodwork, and teammate Brett Paschall's shot on the rebound was cleared off the line by Wake defender Pat Phelan.

Justin Wyatt, last year's Southern Conference Player of the Week, gave the Phoenix the lead with a goal in the 43rd minute. He scored from 15 yards out with his sixth goal of the season and left the Demon Deacons trailing at the half for the first time this season.

Wake Forest (7-0-1) got the equalizer in the 74th minute when Ike Opara scored his first goal of the season off a corner kick amid a flurry of action in front of the Phoenix goal.

Elon keeper Clint Irwin kept the Phoenix in the game with several key saves.

"He really kept them in the game," Wake Forest coach Jay Vidovich said. "He made some great saves and he's got a lot of talent."

Elon (5-2-3) ran its unbeaten streak to seven games with the tie.

"The boys played extremely hard tonight," said Elon coach Darren Powell.  "We scored a good goal to take the lead just before the half and fought well in the second half against a quality Wake Forest squad.  We were able to bounce back after giving up the goal and play well enough to secure the tie."

GAME SUMMARY:
Oct. 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Wake Forest 1 Elon 1. Goals: Opara 74; Wyatt (Franks, Paschall) 43.
Wake Forest -- Fitzgerald, Valentin, Phelan, Lichtfuss, Adams, Cronin, de Lux, Bone, Brown, Lahoud, Arnoux. Subs: Beam, Tracy, Schilawski, Courtney, Opara, Swaim.
Elon -- Irwin, Mason, Leko, S.Miller, H.Miller, Collins, Street, Paschall, Wyatt, Kinner, Parker. Subs: Lunka, Franks, Johnson, Imeni, Juchno.
Referee: Mark Kadlesic
Att.: 767.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Amherst makes statement against top French youth teams    
[COLLEGE MEN] For the third time in the last quarter century, Amherst College men's team toured ...
Ohai gets goal, Taylor shutout in U-23s' win over Japan    
[SIX NATIONS TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-23 women's national team opened play at the Six Nations Tournament ...
Maryland's trip to England in works for years    
[COLLEGE MEN] Maryland, the 2013 NCAA Division I men's runner-up, will tour England in March with ...
Gonzalez awarded long-term contract extension    
[UC RIVERSIDE: Women] UC Riverside has signed Nat Gonzalez, the  Big West Women's Coach of the ...
Smith was close to leaving Santa Clara for Notre Dame    
[COLLEGE WOMEN] Jerry Smith, who signed a seven-year extension that will keep him at Santa Clara ...
Jacksonville lures Ruiz from UCF    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Jacksonville appointed UCF associate coach Mauricio Ruiz as the Dolphins' new head men's ...
2014 college men's signings    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Players with ties to the Development Academy confirmed their collegiate choices Wednesday on National ...
Drexel associate coach Green takes Belmont job    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Belmont hired Drexel associate coach Bryan Green as the fourth head men's coach ...
Thirty programs are making changes    
[WOMEN'S COACHING MOVES] Thirty Division I women's programs have replaced their head coach or are in ...
UNCG's Nugent named Cougars head coach    
[WASHINGTON STATE: Women] Steve Nugent, who spent the last three seasons at UNC Greensboro, was named ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives