Lyle Adams was named ACC Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against UCLA and making a game-saving play against South Carolina.
Sept. 9, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest senior defender Lyle Adams was named ACC Men's Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday morning. Adams becomes the second straight Demon Deacon to win the award after fellow senior Marcus Tracy received the honor last week.
Adams enjoyed a successful two games last weekend in the Deacon Fall Classic. Against UCLA, the Orlando, Fla., native scored the game-winning goal on a header in the third minute. Off a deflected shot by Evan Brown, Adams jumped and headed the ball into the net from seven yards out to put the Deacons on top. The goal was Adams' first game-winning goal of the season.
Against South Carolina on Sunday, Adams made a game-saving play late in the contest. With the Deacons up 1-0 in the 86th minute, Stephen Morrissey attempted a header from five yards out that appeared to be heading into the goal to tie the game at one. Adams was able to stop the ball from going into the net, clearing the ball off the line and sending it away from the net.
Through the first four games of the season, Adams is second on the team in goals with two and is tied for second on the team in points with four.
Wake Forest returns to action this weekend as it opens its ACC schedule against Clemson on Saturday night. First touch at Spry Stadium is slated for 7 p.m. (ET).