Sept. 27, 2009

Blacksburg, Va. - Two goals in the final 11 minutes of play, propelled host Virginia Tech to a 2-0 win past the 16th-ranked NC State men's soccer team Sunday afternoon. The Hokies (3-3-2, 2-0 ACC) got goals in the 80th and 85 minute of play, and the Wolfpack (4-2-1, 0-2-1 ACC) were shutout for the first time this season.

Both teams went scoreless in the first half, and saw limited chances on goal. NC State had just two first half shots, compared to only three for Virginia Tech.

After over 79 minutes of scoreless action, the Hokies would score the eventual game winner. Off of a corner kick, Emmanuel Akogyeram fought through a scramble in the Pack's penalty box and netted the score at the 79:01 mark.

Virginia Tech would add an insurance goal, when James Shupp put away a cross from Charlie Campbell at the 84:17 mark.

NC State was outshot on the day 13-11, and shutout for the first time this season thanks to four saves from Hokie keeper Brendan Dunn.

NC State returns to action this Tuesday night, as the Pack plays host to South Carolina on Kay Yow Pink Night. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity, and all fans at encouraged to wear pink for the 7:0 p.m. contest at Dail Soccer Field.

NCSU 0 0 -- 0 VT 0 2 -- 2

Scoring: VT-Akogyeram from Bentley at 79:01 VT-Shupp from Campbell and Akogyeram at 84:17

Shots: NCSU 11, VT 13 Saves: NCSU 3 (Widman 3), VT 4 (Dunn 4) Corner Kicks: NCSU 6, VT 14 Fouls: NCSU 10, VT 11

Records: NC State 4-2-1, 0-2-1 ACC; Virginia Tech 3-3-2, 2-0 ACC