1. Clemson and Duke win ACC classics

Despite playing the last 29 minutes with 10 men, Clemson held on for a 2-1 victory over defending champion Maryland and handed the Terrapins their first loss of the season before 6,821 fans, the second largest crowd in Riggs Field history.

Brazilian Frederico Moojen put the Tigers ahead in the second minute, and Jamaica international Dane Richards set up Danny Poe for the winning goal in the 73rd minute, 12 minutes after Irishman Alan O'Hara was sent off. Freshman Jeremy Hall scored for the Terrapins in the 41st minute.

"It was a great atmosphere," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I give Clemson a lot of credit for their resiliency. It was a festive crowd and it showed that college soccer can be a major spectator sport."

In another battle of unbeaten and untied ACC teams, Duke beat Wake Forest, 4-3, before a record crowd of 4,323 at Wake's Spry Stadium. Sophomore Mike Grella scored a pair of second half goals as the Blue Devils overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit.  Juniors Spencer Wadsworth and Michael Videira also netted goals, and transfer Joe Germanese added a pair of assists.

Wake Forest had pulled ahead, 3-2, in the 78th minute on Ryan Solle's penalty kick. Marcus Tracy and Zack Schilawski also scored for he Demon Deacons.

"This was a classic ACC battle," said head coach John Rennie. "Our guys showed a lot of character in coming back to tie the game and then win it in regulation, and Mike [Grella] scored two brilliant goals to help make it happen."

In other ACC action, sophomore forward Yannick Reyering scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 62nd minute, as Virginia defeated N.C. State, 2-1, Saturday afternoon and move into the No. 2 spot in the Soccer America Men's Top 25. The Cavaliers gave up their first goal of the season in the 8th minute when El Hadj Cisse scored for the Wolfpack, who had knocked off then-No. 1 North Carolina, 3-1, on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech's 2-1 overtime loss to Boston College left only three unbeaten teams in the ACC. Clemson, Duke and Virginia are 5-0-0. When the week began, seven ACC teams were unbeaten and untied.

  • SMU beat No. 13 Indiana, 1-0, and crushed previously unbeaten Brown, 5-1, to win its Mi Cocina Classic and move into the top spot in the Soccer America Men's Top 25. Dario Saintus scored off a pass from Brown transfer Scott Geppert in the victory over Indiana. Guatemalan international Mynor Gonzalez and Pat Corbin scored two goals apiece, and Adrian Chevannes added the fifth goal in the Mustangs' five-goal onslaught in the first 46 minutes against Brown.

  • In other games involving Top 25 teams, UIC upset UC Santa Barbara, 2-1, in Santa Barbara.  Eric Cervantes' goal with 31 seconds remaining in regulation was the difference. Santa Clara overpowered Saint Louis, 4-1, with several tremendous goals. Peter Lowry finished the scoring with a free kick from 30 yards after the Broncos went ahead on goals by Aaron Clubb, Keith Devey and Amaechi Igwe. A pair of goals by senior forward Jerson Monteiro helped boost UAB to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over UNC GreensboroMichigan State beat VCU, 1-0, on junior Kenzo Webster's goal. Webster added two more goals on Sunday as the Spartans beat Butler, 2-0, at the Wolverine Invitational.
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