Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Notre Dame, Maryland and Virginia advance
November 13th, 2013 5:53AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[ACC: Men] No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 4 Maryland, No. 9 Virginia and unranked Clemson advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals Friday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md., with wins on Tuesday night. Virginia eliminated No. 9 Wake Forest from the ACC Tournament for the sixth straight season as Todd Wharton's penalty kick in overtime lifted the Cavaliers to a 1-0 win in Winston-Salem.

In Friday's semifinals, Notre Dame will face, which handed the Fighting Irish their only loss of the season, and Maryland will meet Clemson.

WAKE FOREST-VIRGINIA. The Virginia penalty kick was created after Marcus Salandy-Defour slipped a ball through to a streaking Jordan Allen down the left flank. As Allen crossed into the box, he was fouled and taken down by a Wake Forest defender, and UVa was awarded a penalty kick. Wharton successfully converted the penalty kick for the Cavs’ lone shot on goal.

“We knew we had to come in here and defend,” Virginia coach George Gelnovatch said. “Wake is a team that traditionally comes out of the blocks pretty quick. They try to push you back and they pass well. We were comfortable in the first half and we knew the goal was to not give up any goals like we did the last time. The second half we started to come into it a little more and by the overtime, I don’t think Wake got out of their half in the four minutes of overtime. We were pushed up, we were aggressive, we felt good and we wore them down a little bit.”

NOTRE DAME-DUKE. A magnificent set piece that resulted in a Patrick Hodan goal in the 59th minute gave Notre Dame a 1-0 win over Duke, 1-0, at a frigid Alumni Stadium.

“Duke is a physical team," Irish coach Bobby Clark said. They pressured us and we didn’t have a lot of time on the ball and it was hard to connect our passes in the first half. As the game wore on we found a better space and then we took over the game. We played very, very well in the second half.”
 
The lone score occurred minutes later when midfielder Connor Klekota sent a free kick to forward Harrison Shipp, who chipped the ball to Hodan and the sophomore midfielder scored from seven yards out for his fifth tally of the campaign.
 
“The goal was something we’ve worked on in practice and we saved it for the playoffs,” Clark said. “We have a few more up our sleeves, but tonight’s was a nice one.”
 
MARYLAND-BOSTON COLLEGE. Junior Mikias Eticha’s second-half strike proved to be the difference as Maryland, the No. 1 seed, defeated Boston College 2-0, at Ludwig Field.
 
Eticha broke down the BC defense in the 52nd minute, dribbling the ball onto his left foot and unleashing a spectacular strike from 25 yards that found the upper left corner for his first goal of the season.

Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh added an insurance goal late in the second half on a volley for his third goal of the year.
 
The young Terp defense had another solid game in front of freshman keeper Zack Steffen. Chris Odoi-Atsem, Mikey Ambrose, Jereme Raley and Suli Dainkeh -- two freshmen, one sophomore and one junior -- allowed just six BC shots.
 
"I thought defensively we were locked in and focused throughout," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. "Boston College is an extremely dynamic counterattacking team and Zeiko Lewis is a handful. I thought we did a good of snuffing out those counters and were in good spots the whole time."


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Men's College Cup: Stanford repeats as national champ    
Stanford repeated as the NCAA Division I men's champion, winning its second shootout in three days ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NCAA Division I Men    
Men's College Cup runner-up Wake Forest placed three seniors on the 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division I ...
NSCAA All-Americans: NAIA    
Hastings sophomore Daniel Whitehall (34 goals and added nine assists) and Northwestern Ohio sophomore Camilla Andersen ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division I    
Tyler sophomore Yazeed Matthews and Monroe freshman Eleni Markou were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior College ...
NSCAA All-Americans: Junior College Division III    
Richland sophomore Mikkel Rohde and Diablo Valley sophomore Katie McLaughlin were named the 2016 NSCAA Junior ...
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives