November 11, 2008
Tech concludes season at the ACC Championships
The Hokies fall to NC State 3-1
Virginia Tech (5-13-1) 011
NC State (9-8-1) 123
  • Cary, N.C. - 531

CARY, N.C. - The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team ended its 2008 season this afternoon at the ACC Championships, dropping a 3-1 decision to NC State (9-8-1). Freshman Hunter Cheatham registered his second goal this season for Tech, in the defeat.

“We put up a good fight this afternoon,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “The guys gave 100 percent and I give the team credit for sacrificing themselves in playing different positions today and throughout season for the good of the team. The players gave it their all throughout the season.”

In the first half, the Wolfpack jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute of play. NC State junior Ronnie Bouemboue gathered a cross and beat Hokie goalkeeper freshman Thomas St. Germain to give NC State the early advantage. Junior Chrystel Bakong and red-shirt freshman Kris Bryd were awarded assists on the play.

At the end of the first period the Hokies held a 7-4 shot advantage over the Wolfpack, while each team registered one corner kick.

To open the second half, Tech capitalized and scored the equalizer to tie the match 1-1 in the 63rd minute. Cheatham ripped a ball passed NC State red-shirt junior goalkeeper Christopher Widman, prior to receiving a pass from classmate and fellow freshman Luiz Yamashita. Widman posted three saves in the contest.

Not soon after, the Wolfpack regained the lead at 2-1, when Bouemboue netted his second goal of the match. The junior tracked down a through ball in the Tech defensive zone from the Byrd and Bakong combo, and slipped the ball past St.Germain in the 68th minute. St. Germain finished the match with one save.

The Wolfpack added an insurance goal in the 90th minute. Junior Federico Nachmann tallied the third NC State goal after receiving a long pass from fellow juniors Alan Sanchez and Bouemboue.

Tech closes out the season with a 5-13-1 record. The Wolfpack will take on Wake Forest tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

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