NC State

MSOC: Wolfpack Hangs On For 3-2 Win over VMI

Posted October 30, 2012

N.C. State Logo

— NC State braved the elements Monday night at Dail Soccer Field to outlast VMI 3-2 behind goals from Nazmi Albadawi, Alex Martinez, and Moritz Steidten.

Both sides faced temperatures in the low 40s, high winds, and steady rain on Monday night. While all of that weather played a factor, the wind made the largest impression. In the first half, State (10-8) built a 3-0 lead playing with the wind, then nearly surrendered that lead after switching sides for the second half. VMI (2-13-1) scored twice, but couldn’t find the equalizing goal over the final five minutes.

“Conditions obviously played a factor tonight,” said NC State head coach Kelly Findley. “I’m pleased that we could battle through the weather to get a win midweek. We’re excited to start preparing for Virginia, and hope to build on tonight as we look forward to finishing strong this season.”

Albadawi set the tone for NC State, depositing his third goal of the season in the 12th minute. Danny DiPrima started the play with a corner. The ball deflected backward off of Matt Ingram, and Albadawi moved into position for a scoring strike from the top of the box. Ingram and DiPrima each earned credit for assists on the play.

Only six minutes later, Martinez picked up his 10th goal of the year. Martinez weaved his way through traffic at the end of a long run, and pulled up from 20 yards to extend the Wolfpack lead to 2-0.

Before the dust had settled from that score, Steidten notched his first of the year to make the lead 3-0. Martinez claimed the assist on a free kick saved by the VMI goalkeeper. Steidten rushed in for the rebound, and slipped a goal into the left side of the net.

The Pack outshot VMI 7-2 in the first half on its way to a 3-0 lead, but the weather made its mark as the teams switched ends for the second half. In the 60th minute, Zaher Shihata scored his first goal of the season on a through ball from Aaron White. Shihata collected the pass and scored in a one-on-one situation to trim the lead to 3-1.

State managed to regroup over the next 24 minutes, until the Keydets made things interesting with a second goal. Kyle Farmer received a long ball over the top in the 85th minute, and finished the one-on-one to chop the lead to 3-2.

The Wolfpack defense withstood a number of attacks over the final five minutes to seal the win. In the 86th minute, Seth Poole blocked a shot inside of 10 yards, denying VMI’s best chance to tie the game.

NC State returns to action Thursday, November 1 with its final home game of the regular season. The Wolfpack hosts Virginia in that contest, with streaming coverage provided by ESPN3. Fans can also follow Twitter updates from @PackMensSoccer and live stats on GoPack.com.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Golf: PNC Father/Son Challenge

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Dallas at NY Giants

    Tonight at 8:20 on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. San Diego

    Today at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Top 25
Sat, Dec 10
25
17Final
21
NFL Scoreboard
Thursday, Dec. 8
Oakland13Final
Kansas City21
Sunday, Dec. 11
Pittsburgh 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Buffalo 
San Diego 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Carolina 
Cincinnati 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Cleveland 
Chicago 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Detroit 
Houston 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Indianapolis 
Minnesota 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Jacksonville 
Arizona 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Miami 
Washington 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Philadelphia 
Denver 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST12:00 CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Preview
Tennessee 
NY Jets 1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 北京时间2:05 MST4:05 EST3:05 CT1:05 UAE (+1)16:05 ETNaN:�
Preview
San Francisco 
Seattle 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 北京时间2:25 MST4:25 EST3:25 CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
Green Bay 
Atlanta 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 北京时间2:25 MST4:25 EST3:25 CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
Los Angeles 
New Orleans 1:25 PT2:25 MT3:25 CT4:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 北京时间2:25 MST4:25 EST3:25 CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:�
Preview
Tampa Bay 
Dallas 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 北京时间6:30 MST8:30 EST7:30 CT5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:�
Preview
NY Giants 
Monday, Dec. 12
Baltimore 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 北京时间6:30 MST8:30 EST7:30 CT5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:�
Preview
New England 
Minor League Baseball
International League
El Paso 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre