Clemson upsets No. 1 Maryland
Roundup: No. 4 North Carolina defeats NC State in overtime
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Phanuel Kavita scored the winning goal with 5:35 left in regulation and teammate Brynjar Benediktsson scored a goal and had an assist as Clemson upset top-ranked Maryland 2-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Friday night.
With the win, Clemson improves to 6-8-1 overall and 3-4 in the ACC. Maryland falls to 13-2-2 overall, including a 4-2-1 mark in the ACC play.
Clemson played a man down for the last 67:31 of the game as starting defender Jack Metcalf received a red card in the 23rd minute.
Maryland scored first in the 36th minute. Taylor Kemp served the ball into the box from the center of the field. John Stertzer, with his back to the goal, flicked the ball in the goal from eight yards out for his 13th goal of the season.
Clemson evened the score early in the second half. Maryland's Widner Saint Cyr fouled Benediktsson in the box and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick. Benediktsson took the penalty kick for Clemson and he sent a low, hard shot in the left center as the Maryland goalkeeper Will Swaim dove to his left. It was Benediktsson's seventh goal of the season.
The Tigers scored the winning goal at the 84:25 mark. Benediktsson, on a reset, sent a ball into the box. Keegan Priest collected it and took a shot that was deflected away. Phanuel Kavita then knocked in the rebound for his first goal of the year to give the Tigers the upset victory.
No. 4 North Carolina 2, NC State 1 OT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The North Carolina senior class went out in style Friday night as they helped the No. 4 Tar Heels notch a 2-1 overtime victory against rival NC State at Fetzer Field. Junior Billy Schuler netted the game winner in the third minute of overtime to improve Carolina's ACC unbeaten streak to six consecutive games.
After battling to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes the Tar Heels were looking for a quick game winner and Billy Schuler delivered once again as the senior striker slotted a ball past the NC State keeper to provide the Tar Heels with three crucial points in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.
Fellow senior Kirk Urso forced a turnover in the midfield in the third minute of extra time and fed a cutting Schuler a through ball. Schuler gathered the ball outside the 18-yard box and dribbled at NC State's Fabian Otte. Schuler unleashed a shot that curled around Otte and found the back of the net to give Carolina its second overtime win of the season.
No. 2 New Mexico 2, Sacramento State 0
The Lobos got a game-winner from Michael Green at the 24:24 mark of the first half and adding an insurance goal from Blake Smith at the 63:46 mark of the second half.
UNM had 17 shots to 11 for Sacramento and had eight corner kicks to one for the visitors from California.
"It would have been nice to score another goal," said New Mexico head coach Jeremy Fishbein. "We hit the post a couple of times."
Lobo keeper Victor Rodriguez had four saves.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.