1996 Final Report
JOSH TIMBERS was selected to the Nike Challenge All-Star team that will play an exhibition game in Richmond, Va., on the Saturday between the NCAA Tourney semifinal matches and the final match. Timbers is one of 18 members of the team made up of college seniors. The team will participate in a Y.E.S. clinic and play the USSF under 20 national team which CHAD EVANS, is playing on. Evans will be playing on the national team this spring with five other ACC athletes. The U.S. team defeated the All-Star team 1-0.
The Deacons (12-7-1, 3-3-0) once again showed their defensive skills on Thursday only to physically give out on Friday at the ACC Men's Soccer Tournament. The Deacs won their first round match against North Carolina 1-0 in overtime. Josh Timbers scored his fourth penalty shot of the season in the second overtime period to win the match. The penalty was given when Serge Daniv was fouled taking the ball into the box at the 108:17 mark of the game. The Deacons led by Tim Woods held on to shutout the Tar Heels to advance to the semifinal round.
The next night Maryland, the 1996 ACC Tournament Champions, came out strong after a easy match on Thursday beating North Carolina State 7-0. Maryland turned the pressure on from the start of the match against the Deacs, who were noticeably tired from the overtime match the night before. The Terrapins jumped out with a goal at the 6:15 mark, and scored again just before half-time on a bad pass from a Wake Forest defender. Timber scored the lone goal for the Deacons in the second half. The five goals scored by the ACC Champions, who were shut out by the Deacs in the regular season, were the most any team scored on the Deacs all year. Maryland defeated Virginia in the title match 2-0.
Soccer News Accolades
Soccer News named two Deacons to its All-American teams, Josh Timbers 2nd Team and Serge Daniv, 3rd Team.
Soccer News also listed Timbers as one of the Elite 11 Midfielders and Daniv as one of the Elite 11 Forwards.
ACC All-Tournament Team
Josh Timbers (Sr., Morganton, NC/ Freedom) was named to the ACC All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the ACC Tournament on Sunday. Timbers scored the winning goal against North Carolina on Friday in the 1st Round match and scored the only goal in the loss to Maryland in the Semifinal match.
ACC Announces All-Conference
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that Josh Timbers , Serge Daniv (So., Lviv, Ukraine/Olympic Reserve Academy) and Ihor Dotsenko (Jr., Keiv, Ukraine/High School #253) of the Wake Forest men's soccer team were named to the ACC All-Conference team.
Two time ACC All-Conference picks Timbers and Daniv were named to the first team, while first time honoree Dotsenko was named to the second team
Two-year team captain Josh Timbers is leading the team in points with 23. The only player to start and play in all 18 matches this season, Timbers has eight goals and seven assists for the year. Starting the season listed as a defender, Timbers has three game winning goals and scored on three penalty kicks. He was named ACC Player of the Week after the Deacs defeated Clemson on Nov. 9.
Serge Daniv is second on the team in points with 19 for the season. Second on the team in goals, he had one hat trick this year against Wofford. A constant scoring threat, Daniv has two game winning goals this season. Daniv was an All-American last year for the Deacs even though he missed seven games due to injury.
The first of three Wake Forest soccer players from Ukraine, Ihor Dotsenko is a main factor in the defensive backfield for the Deacons. This season he has cut down on his offensive attack to help the Deacs shut down the opponents offense. He has started every game he has played in as a Deacon since his freshman year. He has one game winning goal this season.
ACC Players of the Week-- Josh Timbers was named the ACC Player of the Week for his goal and assist in the 2-1 Deacon win over Clemson. Wake Forest's Ilija Zlatar was named ACC Player of the Week in September for his two goals against Davidson.
Deacon Defense-- This season the Demon Deacons have put the pressure on defensively. Only three teams have scored more than one goal against the Deacons; Virginia, South Florida and Maryland. The Deacs came up with seven shut outs in the regular season and one in the ACC Tourney.
In the Net-- The Deacs are second in the ACC with a goals allowed average (GAA) of .82, giving up only 15 goals on the season. Keeper Tim Woods is third in the conference in three catagories; GAA-- .92 , solo shutouts--5 and save percentage--.795.
Close Games-- Of the 20 matches played this season 12 of them ended with a one goal margin. Four of the Deacons' seven loses ended 0-1.
Offensive Deacons-- Basically if the Deacons score a goal they win. Every game in the regular season, but one, in which the Deacs scored at least one goal they marked up a W. The Deacons were led by senior Josh Timbers (8G, 7A) and sophomore Serge Daniv (7G, 5A) on the offensive attack. They were backed up by sophomore Kyle Bachmeier (4G, 6A) and junior Ilija Zlatar (3G, 5A).
Playing the Ranked-- Every year since 1986 Wake Forest has played at least seven ranked teams during the season. This year was no different, as the Deacs faced eight opponents in the Top 25, going 2-5-1. Three of the losses ended in a score of 0-1.Through the Years in the ACC
Final 1996 Regular Season ACC Standings
Thursday, Nov. 14
Game 1--Maryland 7 NC State 0
Game 2--Wake Forest 1 North Carolina 0 ot
Game 3--Duke 3 Clemson 2
Friday, Nov. 15
Game 4--Wake Forest 1 Maryland 5
Game 5--Virginia 3 Duke 2
Sunday, Nov. 17
Final--Maryland 2 Virginia 0
Final 1996 Statistics - Season (ACC Regular Season)
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