A look back at the week of Sept. 6-12
Sept. 14, 2010
By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com
Field Hockey (5-1, 1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest gained a 3-2 victory over Duke in the Deacons' ACC opener on Saturday at Kentner Stadium.
Sophomore Lizzie Rae's game-winning penalty stroke clinched No. 8 Wake Forest's win over No. 10 Duke.
Duke's Brenna Rescigno scored first in the match, followed quickly by Rae who scored less than six minutes later. Rae leads the Deacons with five goals on the season.
Football (2-0, 1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest beat ACC rival Duke 54-48 in the second-highest scoring ACC contest ever on Saturday at BB&T Field.
Wake Forest has now topped 50 points in two consecutive games, after its 53-13 win over Presbyterian on Sept. 2, for the first time in the program's history.
True freshman Tanner Price replaced redshirt sophomore Ted Stachitas, who suffered a contusion on his left (non-throwing) hand, at quarterback. Price threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns and was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for his efforts.
Marshall Williams threw an 81-yard scoring pass to Chris Givens on a reverse pitch-out, making it the third-longest pass in school history, and the longest in any home game. Williams also caught two touchdown passes and was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week.
Wake Forest ran its winning streak over Duke to 11 games in Saturday's high-scoring shootout.
Men's Soccer (1-1-1, 1-0 ACC)
No. 12-ranked Wake Forest earned its first win this past Friday with a 2-1 victory over Clemson at Spry Stadium.
Anthony Arena and Andy Lubahn each scored a goal, in the 34th and 57th minute respectively, to clinch the win over the Tigers.
Wake Forest's Jared Watts received a red card in the 56th minute, forcing the Demon Deacons to play a man down for the rest of the game.
Women's Soccer (5-2, 0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 1-1 at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. this past weekend, with a 4-1 win over Vanderbilt, and a 3-2 loss to Villanova.
In the opening game vs. Vandy, Katie Stengel led the Deacons with a two-goal performance.
Katie Stengel, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, scored Wake Forest's first goal against Villanova on Sunday. Stengel leads the Deacons with six goals on the year.
Alisha Woodson tied the game in the 89th minute, but Villanova's Megan Verdeur scored in the second overtime to give the Wildcats a 3-2 victory over the No. 16-ranked Demon Deacons.
Volleyball (6-3, 0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest earned three wins last weekend at the Black & Gold Challenge Friday and Saturday at Reynolds Gymnasium. The Deacons posted 3-0 sweeps over West Virginia on Friday and Campbell and East Carolina on Saturday.
Senior setter Kelsey Jones was named the Black & Gold Challenge Most Valuable Player after leading the Deacons to a .297 hitting percentage on the weekend.
Fellow senior Megan Thornberry was also selected to the All-Tournament Team after recording 43 digs in three matches at libero.
The Deacon offense was headed by junior Kadija Fornah and sophomore Andrea Beck with 36 and 25 kills, respectively.
Men's and Women's Cross Country
Wake Forest men's cross country team fell to Duke 15-50 in the 8k race, and the women's team also lost to the Blue Devils 20-37 in the 5k race on Saturday in Winston-Salem.
Freshman Nicole Irving finished in third place as the first Deacon to cross the finish line, in a time of 17:42, marking her career high time by three seconds.
On the men's side, sophomore Garret Drogosch led the Deacons with a 12th-place finish in a time of 25:35. He was followed closely behind by seniors Tom Divinnie and Nate Guthals, who finished 13th and 14th place, respectively.
Wake Forest finished second of 12 in the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga.
Junior All-American Lee Bedford fired a final-nine 5-under 31 in the third round to come back and win the tournament by two shots over teammate Evan Beck.
Beck fired a bogey-free round of 4-under 68, finishing third after the first round, and second overall.
Wake Forest finished sixth as a team in the first round of 1-over 289, moving into fifth place in the second round with its first under-par round of 4-under 284. The Deacons posted the only sub-par round of 1-under 287, climbing to second-place overall.