, 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
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 --
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.: