Wake Forest wins ACC men’s soccer title
The Wake Forest men’s soccer team put forth a complete performance in earning a 3-1 victory over Clemson to claim the ACC tournament championship on Sunday afternoon.
Ian Harkes, Jacori Hayes and Steven Echevarria each scored in the first half as Wake Forest (15-2-3) put home all three shots it had on goal in the opening 45 minutes. The tournament victory is the second in program history and the first since Walt Chyzowych led the Demon Deacons to the title in 1989.
After the game, Harkes was named the ACC tournament MVP while he, Hayes, Jon Bakero and Kevin Politz were named to the All-Tournament Team. Both Harkes and Hayes were named to the All-Tournament team a season ago as well.
Duke: Junior guard Lexie Brown had her career best, earning 20 points to lift the Blue Devils past Penn, 68-55, Sunday at the Cameron Indoor Stadium. Brown also finished with three rebounds and three assists.
Senior forward Oderah Chidom tied her career-best in rebounds with 14 and totaled eight points, four assists, two blocks and three steals in her overall performance.
ECU: Kristen Gaffney scored six of her career-high 32 points in overtime as the host Pirates edged out Detroit-Mercy, 83-81, in nonconference action Sunday.
Gaffney made a personal-best 15 field goals on 23 attempts and pulled down eight rebounds, while Bre McDonald recorded her second double-double in as many games with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Elon: The team returns home on Monday to host Rutgers for its home opener at Alumni Gym. Tip is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
UNC: The visiting Tar Heels earned a spot in the final four Sunday, shutting out Maryland 3-0 in an NCAA tournament second-round matchup.
Sophomore midfielder Ashley Hoffman scored twice and senior goalkeeper Shannon Johnson earned her second shutout in as many days to lead the Tar Heels to the win. The Tar Heels will now face Connecticut on Friday in Norfolk, Va.
Duke: The top-seeded Blue Devils saw their run in the 2016 NCAA tournament end in heartbreaking fashion Sunday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Delaware in the quarterfinal round. The Blue Devils were defeated on their home turf at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium for the first time this season to finish the year at 16-4.
Campbell: After playing a hand in two turnovers at Morehead State, senior Greg Cunningham has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Week. Cunningham was a part of two of the team’s four forced turnovers in its 27-21 win on the road.
The Camels will close out the 2016 season on Saturday, hosting league-leading San Diego at noon.
Duke: The Blue Devils swept their 10th opponent of the season, downing Pitt 3-0 (25-22, 28-26, 25-23) Sunday to notch its sixth consecutive victory and 20th of the season.
Middle blockers Jordan Tucker and Leah Meyer keyed the team, combining for 27 kills and 11 blocks in the straight-set win.
N.C. State: The host Wolfpack (17-11, 10-6 ACC) picked up its eighth sweep of the season and fifth in ACC play in defeating Clemson, 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-22).
Elon: Battling in its second five-set match in the past two games, the host Phoenix emerged with a 3-2 (24-26, 29-27, 25-20, 19-25, 15-8) victory over Northeastern on Sunday, to close out the regular season.
Wake: The visiting Demon Deacons fell to Virginia Tech 3-0 in straight sets on Sunday.
Campbell: The Camels split a pair of matches Sunday, taking a 28-12 victory against Clarion and dropping a 23-13 result to American.
Austin Kraisser, Quentin Perez, and Jere Heino all picked up wins in both of their matches during the day. The Camels improve to 3-2 and will continue action Saturday at the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md.
N.C. State: Wolfpack freshman Wade Cummings kept his win streak going today, winning all four of his matches at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic on Sunday in Troy, N.Y. This weekend marked the first competition for many of the Pack’s starters that will be in the dual lineup this upcoming season.
Duke: The Blue Devils mounted a furious comeback but couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 22-20 loss to 15th-ranked Oregon State to start the Blue Devils’ dual schedule. The Blue Devils won three of the final four bouts with bonus points in the comeback effort.
Duke: The Blue Devils concluded their fall season with a pair of second-place finishes from its top two boats and three more top-eight performances at the Rivanna Romp Sunday morning on the Rivanna Reservoir. The regatta featured crews from Clemson, Columbia, Louisville, Penn and host Virginia.
The program’s fourth V4 claimed 21st overall (15:54.0) while the fifth V4 took 24th (16:15.1).
The team’s Novice 8 completed the Blue Devils’ day with a fourth-place finish (15:37.2) among the nine boats.
The Blue Devils now enter their winter break session and will return to the water March 18 for the Carolina Cup scrimmage in Clemson, S.C
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