Men's Soccer Falls at Duke, 4-2
Oct. 7, 2011
Durham, N.C. - Despite a pair of goals from sophomore Nazmi Albadawi, the NC State men's soccer team gave up four unanswered goals and fell at Duke Friday night, 4-2. Albadawi notched the Pack's (4-6-2, 1-3 ACC) goal in the fourth minute and added a second in the final minute, but Duke's (7-4-1, 3-1 ACC) Andrew Wenger more then answered with three goals and an assist on the night.
The Pack came out quick and scored the game's first goal. Ollie Kelly collected a long clearance in the midfield and found Zabarle Kollie at the top of the box. Kollie collected the pass and swung the ball to Albadawi who took one touch and fired a shot into the net at the 3:17 mark.
Duke would respond, with three scores in the first half. Wenger was responsible for all three, as he tallied goals in the 13th and 31st minutes, and assisted on Chris Tweed-Kent's goal in the 23rd minute. Duke was up 3-1 at the half.
Wenger added to his goal total in the second half, recording his third of the game in the 57th minute.
Albadawi would record his second of the match and his team-leading fourth of the season with 12 seconds left to go on a penalty kick.
After finishing up a two-game road trip tonight at Duke, NC State returns to play three of the next four contests at home, starting with Georgia Southern Tuesday night at 7 p.m.