YNT Dec 12, 2011
Ben Speas scored the only goal in North Carolina's 1-0 win in the College Cup final against Charlotte on Dec. 11.
Youth National Team veteran Ben Speas, who played for the U-17, U-18 and U-20 Men's National Teams, scored the winning goal to help North Carolina beat Charlotte in the NCAA Division I Championship.
Speas scored from 25 yards out, his left-footed shot dipping over Charlotte's 'keeper and into the back of the net. The second-half strike was the only goal of the game.
The Ohio native spent two years at Akron before transferring to North Carolina, where he scored seven goals and added 10 assists in the 2011 season. Speas reached the College Cup final in both years with Akron, but this was his first time lifting the trophy.