1. Carolina faces show of orange support


Another big crowd is expected at Historic Riggs Field Friday when No. 2 Clemson hosts No. 5 North Carolina in a key ACC men's match.

Last Friday night, the Tigers beat defending champion Maryland, 2-1, before 6,821 fans, the second largest crowd in Riggs Field history.

The Clemson-UNC game, the 48th in their series, is being televised live by the Fox Soccer Channel (8 pm ET) and all Clemson fans are asked to wear orange.

Clemson, off to its best start since the 1983 season (6-0-0), is led by Jamaican Dane Richards with six goals and five assists and Brazilian targetman Frederico Moojen, who has seven goals. Carolina, the preseason No. 1, is 6-1-0 but has struggled to find the net. Ben Hunter and Michael Callahan lead the Heels with two goals apiece.

Several other big men's matches will take place on Friday. No. 1 SMU faces a potentially difficult test against unranked New Mexico at the Lobos' LC Plumbing and Utility Invitational. No. 2 Virginia will have to watch out for Charlie Davies, back at full strength for Boston College, when the Cavs take on the Eagles in Charlottesville.

No. 14 South Florida hosts No. 17 West Virginia in a critical Big East match, while No. 7 Wake Forest travels to No. 15 Virginia in another ACC match. No. 16 UCLA hosts No. 9 Santa Clara before taking on No. 8 San Francisco on Sunday.
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  • Andrew Daniels set up freshman Nick Elenz-Martin for a goal from 10 yards out with 23 seconds remaining to give Brown a 1-0 win over No. 25 Boston University. The Terriers now stand at 4-1-2, while the Bears improved to 4-1-0.

  • Connecticut (2-2-2) and St. John's (4-2-1) didn't exactly make a case to return to the Soccer America Men's Top 25 when they played to a 0-0 tie in front of 1,669 fans and a FSC television.
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