WWAY’s Wednesday night sports – Nov. 7

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Submitted: Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:32am
Updated: Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:49am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Wednesday the New Hanover Wildcats defeated Hoggard 1-0 in the third round of the state soccer playoffs with a second half goal from Chris Davis. Click play video to our game action and postgame reaction.

In Southern Pines the Pinecrest Patriots shutout Laney 1-0. Pinecrest will host New Hanover in round four.

In Chatham County Jordan-Matthews eliminated Topsail. The game was tied 2-2 after the overtime periods. The Jets won the penalty kick shootout 5-4.


ATLANTA, GA (AP) – Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have losing records with three regular-season games remaining, leaving two of the nation’s five-longest bowl streaks in jeopardy.

The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are not the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams with precarious postseason hopes.

The ACC may struggle to fill its eight bowl slots.

Saturday’s North Carolina State-Wake Forest winner becomes only the fourth team to qualify, joining Florida State, Clemson and Duke.

North Carolina has a winning record but is ineligible due to NCAA sanctions. Miami, under NCAA investigation, could self-impose its second-straight bowl ban. Miami needs one more win before it must make that decision.

Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe and Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson say parity behind Florida State and Clemson has made it difficult for other teams to emerge as bowl-worthy.

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