A look back at the week of Sept. 20-26
Sept. 28, 2010
By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com
Men's Soccer (3-3-1, 2-0-0 ACC)
No. 19 Wake Forest went 1-1 this past week with a 1-0 loss to College of Charleston on Tuesday at Spry Stadium and a 2-1 victory at UNC Greensboro on Saturday.
Wake Forest attempted seven shots against College of Charleston, but the Cougars' Francis Twohig was the one to find the back of the net, scoring the only goal of the game in the 61st minute.
Freshman Luca Gimenez led the Demon Deacons on the week with three points. Gimenez scored for the Deacons off a penalty kick in the 40th minute, making it his second goal of the season. Gimenez has five points, scoring two goals and an assist this year.
Sophomore Andy Lubahn scored the game-winning goal at the 80:16 mark to lift Wake Forest past the Spartans. He now leads the Deacons with three goals and six points on the season.
Women's Soccer (8-3-0, 2-0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest picked up two wins this past week with a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Duke on Thursday at Koskinen Stadium in Durham and a 4-0 victory over Clemson this past Sunday at Spry Stadium.
Rachel Nuzzolese found the back of the net twice off free kicks to give Wake Forest the upset victory in the team's ACC opener against the Blue Devils. This was the Deacons' first-ever road victory against Duke.
Katie Stengel helped lead the Demon Deacons to victory over Clemson with two goals and two assists, recording a career-high six points. Stengel's performance was the most by a Wake Forest player since 2008, when Sarah Winslow scored a hat trick against UNC Wilmington.
Rachel Nuzzolese also scored big for the Deacons with a goal at the end of the first half and an assist on Casey Luckhurst's goal, widening the margin against the Tigers.
All 25 available players on the Wake Forest team saw action against the Tigers game, including first ACC appearances by freshmen Cheyenne Biehl, Lee Page and Chelsea DeLiberto.
Football (2-2-0, 1-1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest suffered a 31-0 loss at Florida State this past Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium, making it the first time the Seminoles beat the Deacons in Tallahassee since 2005.
Freshman quarterback Tanner Price completed 6-of-12 passes for 35 yards before leaving the game with a head injury. Sophomore Ted Stachitas went 5-of-5 passing for 47 yards in relief.
Josh Adams led the Deacons in rushing with 35 yards, and Devon Brown hauled in three passes for 11 yards to lead the Wake receivers.
Alex Frye and Kyle Wilber led all Wake players with 11 tackles apiece. Wilber also recorded three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble.
Shane Popham punted six times for the Deacons and recorded a season long 52-yard bomb.
Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seminoles.
Field Hockey (6-3-0, 1-1-0 ACC)
No. 8 Wake Forest suffered a 5-3 defeat to No. 2 Maryland this past Saturday at Kentner Stadium.
Senior Liza Casella, sophomore Lizzie Rae and freshman Kari Walkley all scored for the Demon Deacons.
The first goal of the game came from Maryland's Jemma Buckley in the 29th minute after a penalty corner. Wake Forest answered almost instantly with a goal by Rae just over a minute later.
Maryland had 28 shots and nine penalty corners throughout the game, maintaining its undefeated record on the season.
Volleyball (9-4-0, 2-1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 3-0 this past week, posting 3-0 shutout road victories over Charlotte (25-23, 25-22, 25-15) on Tuesday, Clemson (28-26, 26-24, 25-23) on Friday and Georgia Tech (25-17, 25-16, 25-13) on Sunday.
In Wake's first road game of the season, senior Kristen White led the way on both offense and defense with her second double-double of the season against Charlotte. White tied a season-high with 12 kills, 10 digs and two blocks, and hit a season-high .333.
Sophomore middle hitter Andrea Beck tied her career-high with 15 kills on a season-high 33 attempts against Clemson. Beck also hit a match-high .394 and recorded four total blocks. Beck was named ACC Player of the Week yesterday.
Senior setter Kelsey Jones had 38 assists and four kills at Clemson. White and fellow senior Megan Thornberry had 17 digs apiece against the Tigers.
Middle hitters Andrea Beck and Carlin Salmon set career-highs in hitting percentage against the Yellow Jackets. Beck hit .524 on 12 kills, one error and 21 attempts and Salmon hit .615 on eight kills, no errors and 13 swings.
The Deacons hit a season-best .350 as a team, including a .500 hitting percentage in Set 3 against the Jackets.
Wake Forest finished ninth of 17 at the Mason Rudolph Challenge this past weekend at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Nashville, Tenn.
Wake's sophomore All-American Michelle Shin fired a school-record 7-under 65 in the opening round of the tournament. Shin carded a 2-under 70 and tied for the lead at 9-under par after the second round. Shin became the second Demon Deacon to post three under-par rounds in a 54-hole event, closing with a 1-under 71 and finishing one-shot off the pace at 10-under par.
Wake Forest fired the first two rounds straight under-par 284, and moved up to a tie for fourth in the second round. The Deacons finished with a final round 9-over 297, slipping into ninth place and rounding out the tournament at 3-over par.
Wake Forest finished with singles wins from No. 68 Iain Atkinson and No. 81 Jonathan Wolff at the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational this past Sunday in Charlottesville, Va.
Iain Atkinson claimed fifth place in the A-3 Singles flight with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 win over Oklahoma's Tvestan Mihov, while Jonathan Wolff defeated teammate Zach Leslie 6-3, 7-6 in the consolation final of the A-2 Singles Flight.
No. 36 Tripper Carleton finished second in the A-4 Singles flight, falling 6-4, 6-1 to Virginia's Alex Domijan, the top-ranked freshman in the nation, in the title match.