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    State Hosts Gardner-Webb Tuesday
    Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez

    Sept. 24, 2012


    Looking to respond from its current three-game losing streak, NC State soccer returns home this week to host Gardner-Webb, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    "I'm excited to see how we respond after a tough week," said NC State head coach Kelly Findley. "The results from last week were disappointing, but they give us an opportunity to grow and mature as a team. It's important that we use those experiences in our approach for the rest of the season. We need to see that growth by rebounding this week."

    The Wolfpack (6-3, 0-2 ACC) suffered a pair of heartbreaking defeats last week, including an overtime loss at Clemson. State held a 1-0 advantage into the final minute of the match before the Tigers rallied to tie the game with 48 seconds left, eventually securing the winning score in the 99th minute.

    Last Tuesday, the Pack battled Campbell for 75 scoreless minutes in a rain-soaked contest at Dail Soccer Field. The Camels broke through in the 76th, and added a late insurance goal to set the final at 2-0. The loss marked the first time this season the Wolfpack offense has been shut out.

    Gardner-Webb (0-6-1, 0-0-1 Big South) returns to Raleigh for the first time since 2008. The Wolfpack leads the all-time series with the Bulldogs 5-0.

    NC State's Alex Martinez held a share of the national lead for total goals (7) and points (18) through last week, but did not score in the Pack's last two matches. The NCAA's stats update will be released Tuesday afternoon.

    Streaming coverage and live stats for tuesday's match will be available on, fans can also follow Twitter updates from @PackMensSoccer.



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