Gamble Shines in Deacs 3-1 win over Boston University
Michael Gamble tallied the game-winner against Boston in the first two-goal game of his young career.
Michael Gamble tallied the game-winner against Boston in the first two-goal game of his young career.

Aug. 31, 2012

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By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Freshman Michael Gamble connected on two second half goals to break a halftime tie and help the Wake Forest men's soccer team defeat Boston University, 3-1, on Friday night at Spry Stadium.

The Demon Deacons improve to 2-0-0 on the season, while the Terriers fall to 1-2-0.

"To be 2-0 is a good situation going into the season, and we're happy with that," said Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich. "I'm happy with the result, and happy with Mikey's (Gamble) play. He was fantastic tonight and put us on his shoulders, actually."

Gamble become the first Demon Deacon freshman to score two goals in a game since teammate and senior Andy Lubahn did so against Clemson on November 11, 2009.

Junior Chris Duvall also scored his first career-goal, putting Wake Forest on the board in the 18th minute.

All three of the Demon Deacon goals were set up by great teamwork, as Luca Gimenez, Lubahn, Duvall and Luciano Delbono all picked up an assist on the night.

Duvall's goal at the 17:33 mark put Wake Forest up 1-0 and was set up beautifully by Gimenez from the endline on the left side of the goal. Gimenez beat the defender one-on-one and sent the ball near post where Duvall was waiting to send the ball past Terrier keeper Nick Thomson.

Boston had just four chances in each half, but the Terriers were able to take advantage of one of them in the first half. Parker Powell tied the game at 1-1 in the 37th minute on assists by Mac McGuire and Derek McCaffrey.

The Demon Deacons were able to retake the lead just over 11 and a half minutes into the second half on Gamble's first goal. Thomson misplayed a ball near the endline where Lubahn was waiting to take possession of the turnover. He then quickly found Gamble waiting alone in the middle of the box where he buried the goal to put Wake Forest up 2-1 at 56:34.

Gamble's second goal came nearly 23 minutes later at 79:25 to put the game out of reach. Delbono started the play with a through ball to Duvall who sent the ball to Gamble where he was able to score.

Wake Forest will just have one day of rest, as the Demon Deacons will host West Virginia on Sunday at 7 p.m., marking the third straight home game to open the 2012 season. The game will be streamed live on WakeForestSports.com

 

 

 

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