Men's Soccer Falls to Visiting Illinois-Chicago, 2-0
Nov. 3, 2002
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men's soccer team was defeated, 3-2 on Sunday, Nov. 3, by the visiting Flames of the University of Illinois-Chicago. UIC outshot the Pack 22-7 and tallied 11 shots on goal to ensure the win.
Despite a three-shot effort by freshman Bryant Salter, the Wolfpack could not manage to push one past the Flames. With an eight-save performance from senior goalkeeper, Mitchell Watson, the Pack held the score to 2-0. The Flames did manage to get two goals out of their 11 on goal performance. The first came off a corner kick by Bruno Rasich at the 34-minute mark to Daniel Bartulovic in the center of the box. Heading into half-time, the score stood at 1-0. The second score came in the 85th minute as Roberto Gallo and Sinisa Ubiparipovic combined for a score by teammate Chris Pipis. The Wolfpack attack was led by Salter, sophomore John Mason and junior Scott MacNeill, who each accounted for one shot on goal.
Mitchell finished with eight saves on 11 shots on goal, while the Flames' netminder, Ross Cain, made three stops for the shutout. UIC's record moves up to 9-7-2, while NC State falls to 4-13-0.
The Wolfpack will play its final game of the season when it hosts Liberty on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. The game will precede the 2002 ACC Championship, which the Pack is hosting at SAS Soccer Stadium in Cary, Nov. 13-17.
Game Summary 1 2 F UIC 1 1 2 NC State 0 0 0