RALEIGH, North Carolina – Senior forward Ade Taiwo's goal with 4:07 remaining in regulation lifted NC State to a 2-1 victory over UNCW in a non-conference men's soccer contest at Dail Soccer Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The win allowed the Wolfpack to extend its unbeaten streak to five straight games while improving to 7-4-3 on the season. UNCW, meanwhile, drops to 9-5-0 after its third loss in a row.
Taiwo, who scored his second goal of the season, gave NC State a 2-1 advantage when he fired a low shot from a sharp angle past redshirt junior goalkeeper Ryan Cretens.
The Wolfpack took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute when junior midfielder Clayton Sparks converted a pass from freshman forward Manny Perez for his second goal of the year.
UNCW rallied to tie the game at 1-1 with 9:50 remaining when senior midfielder Kalvin Kromer took passes from junior midfielder Ben Fisher and redshirt senior forward Julio Moncada and blasted a 25-yard shot into the top right corner for his second goal of the season.
Freshman goalkeeper Leon Krapf made three saves for NC State, which was outshot by an 8-6 margin. Cretens recorded one save in the loss for the Seahawks.
Up Next: The Seahawks play their penultimate game of the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a visit to Hofstra at 7 p.m.
College Men's Soccer: NC State 2, UNCW 1
UNCW 0 1 - 1
NC State 1 1 - 2
Goals: UNCW – Kalvin Kromer (80:10); NCST – Clayton Sparks (17:38), Ade Taiwo (85:53). Assists: UNCW – Ben Fisher, Julio Moncada; NCST – Manny Perez 2. Saves: UNCW – Ryan Cretens 1 (90:00, 2 goals allowed); NCST – Leon Krapf 3 (90:00, 1 goals allowed). Shots: UNCW – 8; NCST – 6. Corner Kicks: UNCW – 0; NCST – 3. Attendance: 534.