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NC State Men’s Soccer Ranks 6th in Week 4 Poll

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The NC State Men’s Soccer team is #6 in the nation in the TopDrawerSoccer Week 4 Top-25 poll. Last week they lost their first match of the season to #1 Wake Forest on the road, but only managed to fall 2 spots in the poll. It’s worth noting that the loss came without Sophomore sensation Manny Perez, who was called up to the US U-20 National Team.

NC State fell from #7 to #9 in the Soccer America Poll, and from #8 to #18 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll.

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ICYMI #17 NC State Women’s Soccer Beat UNCG To Close Out Non-Conference Schedule

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In case you missed it, the #17 NC State Women’s Soccer team (7-1-1) went on the road and defeated UNC-Greensboro (5-2-1) 1-0 on Wednesday to close out their Non-Conference schedule. Junior Kia Rankin scored the lone goal off an assist from Juniors Krissi Schuster and Paige Griffiths.

NC State dominated the match more than the score shows. The Wolfpack had more shots (17/5), shots on goal (5/3) and cornerbacks (4/1). Junior Tziarra King had 4 shots (1 on goal) and Rankin had 3 shots (1 on goal).

Senior Goal Keeper Sydney Wootten picked up her 4th shutout of the season, and the 21st of her career. She currently ranks 4th in school history, and is only 2 shutouts away from 3rd place. Wootten had two saves against UNCG.

The Wolfpack finished their non-conference slate with 7 wins, only one loss, and zero losses on the road.

Through 9 games, Tziarra King leads the ACC in shots per game (4.56), and ranks 2nd in goals per game (.667), 4th in points per game (1.67) and 10th in assists per game (.333). Kia Rankin ranks 6th in shots per game (3.29), and 7th in points per game (1.29). She also has 2 game-winning goals, which is tied for the ACC lead.

The Wolfpack will open their ACC slate at home next Thursday night against Wake Forest at 7pm.

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#6 NC State Men’s Soccer Defeats Quinnipiac 1-0

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The 6th ranked NC State Men’s Soccer Team defeated Quinnipiac (0-4-1) yesterday 1-0 to improve to 5-1.

The match was scoreless at the half, but Junior Gabriel Machado scored the game-winning goal in the 56th minute off of an assist from Freshman Ivy Brisma and Caleb Martinez. The goal was Machado’s third of the season, and he leads the Wolfpack in goals and points (7). All 2 of Machado’s goals have been game winners. He also earned National Player of the Week Honors earlier this month.

NC State was once again without Sophomore standout Manny Perez, who was called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team.

Sophomore Goal Keeper Leon Krapf picked up his 3rd shut out of the season (2 saves), and the 10th of his career (24 matches).

The Wolfpack dominated Quinnipiac in shots (17/6), shots on goal (8/2), and corner kicks (9/2).

NC State’s next match is at home next Thursday, September 18th, against Stetson.

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NC State Women’s Soccer at #17 in Week 5 Top-25

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The Week 5 College Women’s Soccer Rankings are out, and NC State remains in the Top-20 in all three of the major national rankings.

The Wolfpack fell from 13th to 17th in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 poll after defeating George Washington, and losing to Nebraska.

NC State ranks 19th in both the Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America (#8 last week) polls.

The Wolfpack heads to UNC-Greensboro for a 1pm kickoff today.

 

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ICYMI #17 NC State Women’s Soccer Lost 1st Game of Season to Nebraska, 1-2

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In case you missed it, this past Sunday the NC State Women’s Soccer (6-1-1) team lost their first match of the season, falling to Nebraska 0-1 at home. The Wolfpack entered the match ranked 11th nationally.

The Cornhuskers (4-3-1) led 1-0 at the half, scoring in the 39th minute. Nebraska picked up another goal in the 47th minute, gaining a 2-goal advantage. Junior Tziarra King scored in the 64th minute off of an assist from Junior Kia Rankin to make things interesting, but Nebraska held on.

King’s six goals are tied for the ACC lead. Rankin’s 3 assists are tied for the team lead.

Honestly, NC State let this one slip out of their hands. They had more shots (15/7), shots on goal (7/5) and corner kicks (7/5).

The loss snapped a 14-game winning streak at home, and a 9-game undefeated streak.

The Wolfpack will close out their non-conference slate today at 1pm, as they play UNC-Greensoboro on the road.

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