Wake Forest Advances to the ACC Men’s Soccer Semifinals Over Duke

Nov. 15, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – Duke and Wake Forest played to a 1-1 overtime tie with Wake Forest advancing on penalty kicks in the first quarterfinal game of the 15th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship at Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C.

Duke struck first with a goal by Demetrio Sanchez at the 72:27 mark with an assist by Trevor Perea. Perea played a ball to Sanchez in the middle of the field. Sanchez sent a shot from 12 yards out to the center of the goal.

The Demon Deacons evened the score at the 77:02 mark in the game with a goal from junior Aaron Thomas. Thomas scored his second goal of the year with assists by Vicente Bastidas and Bobby Gehring. Bastidas crossed the ball to Gehring who flicked the ball to Thomas. Thomas’ shot went into the left center of the goal from six yards out.

At the end of the two overtime periods, the score was still tied 1-1 with Wake Forest advancing after penalty kicks. The Deacons advance with a 13-4-2 record and will face No. 1 seeded Virginia on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Blue Devils are now 8-10-1 on the year.

Duke-Demetrio Sanchez (Trevor Perea) 72:27 Wake Forest-Aaron Thomas (Vicente Bastidas and Bobby Gehring) 77:02

Shots: Wake Forest 19 Duke 9 Corner Kicks: Wake Forest 11 Duke 5 Saves: William Hesmer (W) 4 Scott Maslin (D) 5 Fouls: Wake Forest 17 Duke 20

Penalty Kick Round, Wake Forest Wins 3-1 Kevin Wickart (Wake Forest) Shot Blocked Demetrio Sanchez (Duke) Shot Blocked

Brian Carroll (Wake Forest) Successful, Center of Net Donald McIntosh (Duke) Lower right corner on ground

Aaron Thomas (Wake Forest) Shot Blocked Kevin Sakuda (Duke) Missed, Left of Goal

Vicente Bastidas (Wake Forest) Successful, near right post Trevor Perea (Duke) Shot Blocked

Scott Sealy (Wake Forest) Successful, Upper middle