Salter Named to College Soccer News' Team of the Week
Sept. 12, 2005
Raleigh, N.C. - Senior Bryant Salter of the NC State men's soccer team has been named to the College Soccer News' Team of the Week for his performance this past weekend in the Duke/adidas Classic. Salter, the tournament's MVP, helped the Pack down No. 7 St. John's 2-1 and College of Charleston 3-1 and capture the tournament title, as NC State was the only team to go 2-0.
Salter had a hand in four of the Wolfpack's five goals over the weekend. Against St. John's on Friday night, Salter assisted on the Pack's first goal of the game as he hustled in the Red Storm's end of the field and stole a pass right in front of a defender. Salter took the ball into the right corner of the penalty box and slid a shot towards the lower left corner of the goal putting the shot past St. John's keeper. Just as the ball was about to be cleared off the back line by a defender, the Pack's Aaron King came in and netted the goal at the 83:54 mark.
Salter had an even more impressive day on Sunday in the win over College of Charleston, as he was credited with two assists and was fouled on a breakaway that led to the gamewinner. On the first goal of the game, Salter took a pass from fellow senior John Queeley and one-timed the ball over to the far post, where sophomore El Hadj Cisse got behind the defense to finish the play off at the 14:45 mark.
Even though he did not get an assist on John Queeley's game winner, the play was set up by Salter. Cisse played a long ball to Salter that lead to a breakaway. Salter was fouled from behind at the top of the 18-yard line, resulting in a Pack free kick and a red card for the Cougar's John Bello. Queeley took the ensuing free kick and put the ball around the defensive wall and into the net at the 63:11 mark.
NC State would add an insurance goal in the 78th minute. Junior Santiago Fusilier won the ball in the midfield and found Salter on the right wing. Salter once again placed a perfect cross into the box, and this time senior Aaron King was all alone to net the goal at the 77:17 mark.
Also on the site, the Pack makes its first appearance in the site's top-30 poll. This week NC State checks in at No. 29. The ACC ruled this week's rankings, as Maryland was No. 6, Virginia was eighth, North Carolina was ninth, Duke was 10th, Wake Forest was 14th and Clemson was 24th. Other teams NC State has already faced this season are No. 7 St. John's and No. 19 Old Dominion.
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NC State now rides a three-game winning streak into its first ACC contest, this Wednesday night versus North Carolina at SAS Soccer Park at 7:00 p.m.