College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake

Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice in two minutes late in the game to give No. 2 seed Wake Forest a 2-0 win over ACC rival Virginia Tech. The win sends the Demon Deacons to the Men's College Cup, where they will face Denver, which head coach Bobby Muuss left after the 2014 season.

Ian Harkes set up Twumasi for the first goal in the 80th minute. He fired a low shot that beat Hokie keeper Ben Lundgaard and gave the Deacs a 1-0 lead. Two minutes later, Twumasi had the same chance from the same spot, but this time his stop was stopped. He didn't miss on the rebound, though, and scored his sixth goal of the year.

The Right to Dream program has graduated the LA Galaxy's Emmanuel Boateng (UC Santa Barbara) and Philadelphia Union defender Josh Yaro (Georgetown). Other players from the program in college include Abu Danladi (UCLA), Francis Atuahene (Michigan), Edward Opoku (Virginia) and Rashid Nuhu (Fordham). The Chicago Fire's David Accam also is a graduate though he attended college in England before starting on a pro career in Sweden.

The Demon Deacons have now gone 12 games in a row without a loss to return to  the College Cup for the first time since 2009, the last of four straight appearances under Jay Vidovic, who left to take a job as head coach of the Portland Timbers' USL team but left after one season to become coach at Pitt.

Dec. 3 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Wake Forest 2 Virginia Tech 0. Goals: Twumasi (Harkes) 80, Twumasi 82.
Wake Forest -- Cases Mundet, Politz, Gdula, Knox, Raben, Argudo, Bakero, Hayes, Dunwell, Harkes, Twumasi. Subs: Echevarria, Partain.
Virginia Tech -- Lundgaard, Mejia, Verfurth, Mion, Moyers, Tamburini, Acuna, Montero, Slevin, Rossi, Saavedra. Subs: Kasak, Ott, White, Damiani, Quashie.
Att.: 3,410.
1 comment about "College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake".
  1. James Winslow , December 4, 2016 at 8:20 p.m.

    Went to the game last night. I was right behind the goal both times he scored. Both times as he was attacking you knew he was going to score. It was really wonder to watch.

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