Men's Soccer Drops Seahawks 2-1
Oct. 17, 2001
Wilmington, N.C. - Sophomore forward Isreal Mejia scored a pair of goals, including the game winner with less than three minutes remaining, to power NC State over host UNC Wilmington 2-1 Wednesday night.
With the score tied 1-1, freshman Justin Branch stole the ball near the penalty area and the UNCW keeper came out to make a play. Branch beat the goalie for the ball, and crossed the ball on the ground in front of the empty net. Mejia came sliding in, netting the game winner.
The Wolfpack moved to 3-9 overall, while the Seahawks fall to 3-9.
Following a scoreless first half, the Wolfpack struck first early in the second period when Mejia took a Lee Baldwin through ball and scored at 51:03.
UNCW would answer in the 60th minute, when Tommy Miller knocked home a penalty kick after the Pack took down a player in the box.
NC State will next host rival North Carolina this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Scoring: NC State's Mejia from Baldwin at 51:03
UNCW's Miller unassisted at 59:09
NC State's Mejia from Branch at 86:47
Shots: UNCW 11, NCSU 13
Saves: UNCW 4 (Mills 4), NCSU 4 (Watson 4)
Corner Kicks: UNCW 7, NCSU 6
Fouls: UNCW 9, NCSU 21