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Sep 03, 2012

ACC Sunday Rewind

Despite playing collectively what was the most rigorous weekend of non-conference play for the ACC, the conference represented itself well with a 6-2-0 effort on Sunday afternoon.

Clemson 1, Notre Dame 2 | Box Score

(Photo from Clemson University Athletics, IPTAY Media)

Top Performers:

Grant Van De Casteele (ND) – Played 90 minutes for defense which held Clemson to five shots.

Dillon Powers (ND) – Scored game-winning goal  in 43rd minute.


-Clemson has slipped to 1-2-1 overall with the loss, and has scored only one goal on the season.

-The Tigers’ lone goal against Notre Dame was an own goal by the Irish in the 26th minute. Clemson has not scored a goal since they beat USC-Upstate 1-0 on opening weekend. They have now gone three full matches without finding the net.

-Clemson begins conference play on Friday when they host  unbeaten Wake Forest.

St. Bonaventure 0, Virginia Tech 4 | Box Score

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Top Performers:

David Clemens (VT) – 7 shots, goal

Ben Strong (VT) – assist


-Virginia Tech (3-1-0) wins third straight match since losing on opening day.

-Hokies receive four goals from four players in win.

-Virginia Tech records third straight shutout- goalkeeper Kyle Renfro improves conference-leading saves total to 21.

-The Hokies have outscored their opponents 6-0 in the second half this season.

Santa Clara 1, N.C. State 2 Box Score

Wolfpack goal-scorer Zabarle Kollie. (Photo from Wolfpack Athletics, Tim Shelley)

Top Performers: 

Alex Martinez (STATE) – game-winning goal (2nd of season)

Zabarle Kollie (STATE) – goal (2nd of season)


-N.C. State (4-0-0) becomes first four-win team in the ACC with comeback win. Wolfpack have won their first four matches of a season for the first time since 1987.

-Alex Martinez takes over the ACC points lead with 8. He has 2 goals and 4 assists in the team’s first four games.

-Wolfpack are second in the ACC in offense so far – their 3.00 goals per game are behind only Maryland’s 3.67.

Delaware 1, Duke 2 | Box Score

Top Performers:

Luis Rendon (DUKE) – goal, assist

Nick Palodichuk (DUKE) – goal


-The Blue Devils (1-2-0) earned their first win of the season on Sunday, beating a top 40 team in Delaware after falling behind in the game’s 7th minute.

-With 14 more fouls called against them on Sunday, the Blue Devils have committed more (50) than any team in the ACC.

-Duke opens conference play on Friday in Charlottesville against Virginia.

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West Virginia 0, Wake Forest 1 Box Score

Top Performers:

Sam Fink (WAKE) – game-winning goal

Danny Wenzel (WAKE) – played full time on back line which did not allow a shot on goal.


-Wake Forest (3-0-0) defense allows only six shots, none on target as goalkeeper Michael Lisch is not tested with a save opportunity throughout the match.

-With second shutout, Demon Deacons have allowed only one goal in their first three matches. The team’s .333 goals against average is tied with North Carolina for best in the conference.

-Wake Forest travels to Clemson on Friday to open conference play against the struggling Tigers.

California 0, Maryland 6 | Box Score

Junior Jordan Cyrus led the Terps with two goals Sunday. (Photo from Maryland Athletics)

Top Performers:

Patrick Mullins (MD) – goal, 2 assists (4th and 5th of season)

Jordan Cyrus (MD) – 2 goals


-Five Terps players record goals, six record assists in blowout victory.

-Junior forward Patrick Mullins now leads the ACC with five assists after adding two to his total on Sunday.

-Maryland (2-0-1) maintains a lead in several major ACC team statistics including assists per game (5), points (37) and shots per game (16.67).

UCLA 1, Virginia 0 (OT)Box Score

Top Performers:

Joe Sofia  (UCLA) – game-winning goal

Chris Cummings (UCLA) – played full time on defense which held UVa to three shots on goal.


-UCLA defender Joe Sofia nets only goal of the match in 100th minute on a rebound shot from 15 yards out.

-UVa (1-2-0) loses second overtime match of the season. The Cavaliers fell 2-1 to Georgetown in double overtime at the Maryland SoccerPlex on opening weekend at the ACC BIG EAST Challenge.

-The Cavaliers will face Duke, another one of the ACC’s three two-loss teams on Friday night in their first conference match.

Boston U 1, North Carolina 2 | Box Score

College of Charleston transfer Andy Craven has five points in his first two matches with the Tarheels. (Photo from Carolina Athletics)

Top Performers:

Andy Craven (UNC) – Goal (2nd of season)

Martin Murphy (UNC) – Goal (PK) (2nd of season)


-The Tarheels were in control of this match the entire way, holding a lead for the final 71 minutes after Craven broke the game open in the 20th minute on an 18 yard chip shot.

-UNC allows first goal by an opponent this season in third regular season match.

-UNC remains one of three ACC teams (N.C. State, Wake Forest) without a blemish on their record. The Tarheels open conference play on Saturday with a home match against Virginia Tech.