Get Recruited Faster with a Player Profile on

Sep 01, 2012

ACC Friday Rewind

This weekend is perhaps the most crucial stretch of days in non-conference action for the ACC, with elite tournaments going on all around the country, with teams from all over the country facing each other for the last time until they reach the postseason. The first slate of games took place Friday evening, with eight of the nine teams in the conference getting a quality opponent. Overall, ACC teams performed very well against the rest of the country, going 5-2-1 collectively.

Delaware 0, N.C. State 6 | Box Score

N.C. State’s Monbo Bokar. Photo from Wolfpack Athletics

Top Performers: 

Jonanthan Ray (STATE) – 2 goals on 2 shots

Danny DiPrima (STATE) – goal, assist


-Friday night was the third match of the season for the undefeated Wolfpack, and it was the first time senior forward Nazmi Albadawi went without a goal. Even with Albadawi, the team’s leading scorer in 2011, serving as an afterthought in the offense the team exploded for six goals – a good sign for the future of N.C. State’s attack.

-With win, Wolfpack become first ACC team to three wins. They will try to make it four with a win over Santa Clara on Sunday.

-Video highlights

Temple 0, Virginia Tech 1 | Box Score

Top Performers:

Jed Prater (TECH) – 1 goal (PK)

Kyle Renfro (TECH) – 6 saves, shutout (second of season)


-Virginia Tech picks up second straight 1-0 win since losing on opening weekend 3-1 to SIU-Edwardsville, a loss which looks much more understandable now that SIUE is receiving top 25 votes.

-The Hokies rode a heroic effort by junior goalkeeper Kyle Renfro in this one, but nonetheless are a hot team at this point in the season.

Boston University 1, Wake Forest 3 | Box Score

Top Performers: 

Michael Gamble (WAKE) – 2 goals on 3 shots

Luciano Delbono (WAKE) – assist


-Freshman Michael Gamble out of Columbia, Md. broke out in a big way against Boston University, as his two second half goals, which were the first of his career led the Demon Deacons to an impressive victory over a squad that took down No. 13 Boston College earlier in the week.

West Virginia 0, North Carolina 1 | Box Score

Martin Murphy celebrates his game-winning goal. (Photo from Carolina Athletics)

Top Performers:

Martin Murphy (UNC) – game-winning goal

Danny Garcia (UNC) – assist (3rd of season)


-Freshman Danny Garcia gets team-leading third assist in his second career match. Garcia broke down the left flank, dodged a defender and drew the goalkeeper out to set up Murphy’s game-winner.

-UNC has not allowed a goal in two matches so far this season.

California 1, Virginia 2 | Box Score

UVA defender Zach Carroll (Photo from UVA Athletics).

Top Performers:

Zach Carroll (UVA) – game-winning goal

Ryan Zinkhan (UVA) – goal


-Freshman defender Zach Carroll broke a deadlock in the 84th minute to give the Cavaliers their first win of the season. Fellow defender Scott Thomsen earned the assist.

-Virginia drew 2,015 spectators in its home opener.

Ryan Zinkhan postgame interview:

Santa Clara 2, Duke 1 | Box Score 

Top Performers:

Ryan Masch (SC) – game-winning goal

Sebastien Ibeagha (DUKE) – goal


-The Blue Devils allowed two goals in a span of less than three minutes to blow the 1-0 lead beginning in the 71st minute.

-Duke fell to 0-2-0 on the season with the loss and will once again try for win No. 1 when they face Delaware on Sunday.

Clemson 0, Indiana 3 | Box Score

Clemson goalkeeper Cody Mizell (Photo from Clemson University Athletics).

Top Performers:

Eriq Zavaleta (IU)- 2 goals

Kyle Sparks (IU) – goal


-Clemson drops to 1-1-1 with the loss, their first of the year.

-Tigers held to two shots on goal, lowest output of season.



UCLA 2, Maryland 2 (2OT) | Box Score

Maryland’s London Woodberry (Photo from Maryland Athletics).

Top Performers:

John Stertzer (MD) – goal (PK) (2nd of season), assist

Dan Metzger (MD) – goal (2nd of season)


-Maryland faces second top 10 team in a row (beat Louisville 3-0 last Sunday), goes 1-0-1 in the matches.

-Maryland outshoots UVA 22-8.

-John Stertzer ties the game at 2-2 with PK in 68th minute.


Featured Players

Midfielder, Forward
See Commitment List