UNCW Press Release
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Sophomores Julius Duchscherer and Clayton Sparks each scored a goal as NC State earned a 2-0 victory over UNCW in a non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Wolfpack, which won its second consecutive game, improved to 5-9-0 on the season while the Seahawks dropped to 7-3-2.
Duchscherer gave the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when he scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season off assists from redshirt freshman forward Stephen Elias and sophomore defender Simon Blotko.
With 5:11 remaining in regulation, Sparks upped the advantage to 2-0 when he tallied his third goal of the season past redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Cretens.
Led by redshirt senior goalkeeper Andy McCauley, the Wolfpack limited UNCW to just five shots, including one in the first half. McCauley made one save to record his second consecutive shutout.
Cretens tallied two saves in the loss for the Seahawks.
#SeahawkStats: UNCW and NC State met for the first time since 2003 … The Wolfpack holds a 20-3-1 series advantage after beating the Seahawks for the fourth straight time … UNCW had its five-game home unbeaten streak snapped … The Seahawks were shut out for just the third time this season … Sophomore midfielder David Lozano led UNCW with three shots.
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks resume their Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Saturday, Oct. 22, by visiting Northeastern at 6 p.m.
College Men's Soccer: NC State 2, UNCW 0
NC State 1 1 - 2
UNCW 0 0 - 0
Goals: NCST – Julius Duchscherer (31:59), Clayton Sparks (84:49); UNCW – n/a. Assists: NCST – Stephen Elias, Simon Blotko, Jan-Luca Ahillen; UNCW – n/a. Saves: NCST – Alex McCauley 1 (90:00, 0 goals allowed); UNCW – Ryan Cretens 2 (90:00, 2 goals allowed). Shots: NCST – 9; UNCW – 5. Corner Kicks: NCST – 6; UNCW – 4. Attendance: 813.