Who: Presbyterian College (0-2-0) at No. 14 NC State (2-0-0)
When: Friday, August 31 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Dail Soccer Stadium – Raleigh, N.C.
Watch: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: www.GoPack.com
Social Media: @bluehosesoccer
The Blue Hose returned nine starters from last year’s Big South Championship team. Those starters include: Clement Vannier, Jakob Luedtke, Luca Ziegler, Yacine Tchemmoun, Andrew Miller-Bell, Victor Menudier, Sergio Pinto, Ricardo Hernandez and Adrian Edo Martin.
The men’s soccer team is starting a four-game road trip that includes back-to-back ranked ACC teams (No. 14 NC State, No. 1 Wake Forest) before heading to Furman and Georgia State. PC will next play at home on September 18 against Belmont University.
Scouting NC State
No. 17 NC State (2-0-0) picked up a road win over No. 2 Akron by a final score of 2-0 on Monday, August 27. Gabriel Machado (14’) and Aidan Foster (37’) scored first-half goals. The Wolfpack only allowed nine shots (one on goal) throughout the full 90 minutes.
NC State's five goals this season have come from five different players. Four of the five goals were the first in the respective careers of Wolfpack players Ivy Brisma, Aidan Foster, Gabriel Machado, and Brad Sweeney.
NC State leads the series 4-0. In their last meeting, the Wolfpack won 4-0 in Raleigh on September 20, 2011.