Wolfpack Defeats Hokies, 2-0
N.C. State scores two second half goals
November 6, 2004

RALEIGH, N.C. - N.C. State scored two second half goals to defeat Virginia Tech 2-0 in the regular season finale for both schools.

With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 8-7-2 overall and 2-4-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference competition. The Hokies end the regular season at 9-9-1 overall and 2-5 in league play.

In the first half, N.C. State out-shot Tech seven to two and tallied five corner kicks to just two for the Hokies. Tech was whistled for seven fouls in the opening period, while the Wolfpack was called for five. Goalkeeper Chase Harrison totaled two first half saves to preserve a 0-0 tie at the intermission.

At the 54:43 mark, Aaron King netted his first of two goals on the day after receiving a pass from Hugh Cronin inside the box. Cronin made a quick touch pass to King after Bryant Salter found him at the top of the box. Both Cronin and Salter were credited with an assist on the play.

Salter and King connected on a similar play in the 69th minute of action. Salter dribbled into the box and slid a pass to King, who scored from 18 yards out for a 2-0 advantage.

For the game, the Wolfpack out-shot the Hokies 13 to eight. Tech recorded six shots on goal to five shots on goal for the home team. Harrison totaled three saves in the losing effort. Jorge Gonzalez amassed five in the win for N.C. State. Tech tallied seven corners to six for the Wolfpack. Five of the Hokies' corner kicks came in the second half. The teams combined for 23 fouls in the game.

Tech will play on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Tech's opponent and game time will be determined Monday.