A look back at the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3
Oct. 4, 2010
By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com
Wake Forest competed well at the Charlotte Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC this past Friday. The men's team finished first of 22 squads, and the women finished third of 25.
The men's team came in first with 38 points, 16 points ahead of second-place finisher Virginia Tech. The Deacons were led by senior Tom Divinnie who finished in second place overall with a time of 24:45:0 on the 8k course.
Wake Forest's Greg Billington and Garrett Drogosh finished in fourth and fifth with times of 24:50:7 and 25:51:4, respectively.
The women's team totaled 66 points in the competition, behind Clemson (43 points) and Virginia Tech (51 points).
Junior Anna Nosenko ran the fastest time of any woman on the course and finished the 5k race in 16:38:4, beating the second-place finisher, Clemson's Kim Ruck, by 14 seconds.
Freshman Nicole Irving finished fourth with a time of 17:11:8, and Allison Homer rounded out the Deacons in the top 10, running the course in 17:41:7, good for ninth overall.
Volleyball (10-5-0, 3-2-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 1-1 at home this past week with a 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10) loss to Maryland on Thursday and a 3-0 win (25-18, 25-23, 25-14) over Boston College on Friday.
Wake Forest got a kill from sophomore Megan Carnell, an attack error by Maryland and a kill by junior Kadija Fornah early in Set 5 against the Terrapins to take a 5-2 lead. However the Terrapins responded with eight unanswered points en route to the decisive Set 5 victory.
Wake Forest had career-performances from Megan Carnell and reigning ACC Player of the Week Andrea Beck against Maryland. Carnell recorded the first double-double of her career by setting career-highs of 53 assists and 14 digs, three kills on 16 attempts. Carnell also recorded a block and an ace. Beck finished with 18 kills and a .438 hitting percentage to go along with a career-high seven digs.
Wake Forest swept ACC rival Boston College with the help of senior Megan Thornberry's performance in the back row. Thornberry tied a season-high with 21 digs in just three sets and was one assist away from tying a career-high with five on the night.
Junior Kadija Fornah was the only Deacon to reach double-figures in kills with 10, and seniors Kristen White and Lauren McIntyre each had seven kills against Boston College.
Wake Forest finished 2nd of 9 in the VCU Shootout at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va. this past Monday and Tuesday.
As a team, the Demon Deacons carded a 3-under 285 in the morning and a 1-over 289 in the afternoon to stand at 2-under par and tied for third with Richmond after the first day.
As a team, Wake Forest started the final round 10-shots behind 36-hole leader UNC Wilmington but was able to close the gap and tied for the lead. However, the Seahawks pulled ahead late and claimed a one-shot victory over the Deacons.
Sophomore Evan Beck posted a pair of 1-under 71s to lead the Deacons after two rounds. Beck carded four birdies and three bogeys in both rounds and finished five shots off the pace of leaders Nate McCoy of Iowa State and Harold Varner of East Carolina. Beck carded his third under-par round of the tournament on Tuesday, with a 3-under 69, and finished in third place at 5-under par.
Men's Soccer (4-4-1, 3-0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 1-1 at home this past week with a 1-0 loss to South Carolina on Tuesday and a 2-0 victory over Virginia Tech on Friday.
South Carolina's Bradlee Baladez scored the only goal of Tuesday's match in the sixth minute, after a failed clearance by the Demon Deacon defense.
The Deacons held a 13-6 edge in shots against the Gamecocks, including an 11-1 advantage in the second half, but were unable to score a goal.
Wake Forest's Sam Redmond scored the first goal against the Hokies just 48 seconds into the match, notching the fifth-quickest goal in Wake Forest history.
Kyle Emerson doubled Wake Forest's lead against Virginia Tech in the 83rd minute, recording his first collegiate goal.
Women's Soccer (8-4-0, 2-1-0 ACC)
No. 23 Wake Forest dropped a 1-0 overtime loss at No. 14 Florida State this past Thursday at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee.
Six minutes into the first overtime period, Florida State's Janice Cayman threw a cross in front of goal that found Rachel Lim at the top of the six-yard box for the game-winning goal for the Seminoles.
Wake Forest's Aubrey Bledsoe had a career-high nine saves against the Seminoles, the most by a Deacon keeper since 2008 when Laura Morse had 11 stops against Virginia.
Wake Forest's Bianca D'Agostino took Wake Forest's first shot of the game in the 40th minute, but the attempt was saved by FSU's goalie Kelsey Wys.
Field Hockey (7-5-0, 1-2-0 ACC)
No. 9 Wake Forest went 1-2 this past week with a 4-2 loss to No. 18 Stanford on Monday at Kentner Stadium, followed by a 5-1 loss to No. 2 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday. The Demon Deacons rounded out the week with a 5-1 victory over California on Sunday at Kentner Stadium.
On Monday, junior Adelaide Knott scored early for the Deacons at the 1:52 mark when she dribbled the ball around the Stanford defense. Knott recorded her third point of the game when she assisted on freshman Taylor Rhea's third goal of the season, less than seven minutes later. Knott now has two goals and two assists on the year.
Stanford's Katie Mitchell tallied the game winner in the 49th minute, and Stephanie Bryne added an insurance goal in the 54th minute for the Cardinal.
North Carolina scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the game to set the tone in their victory over Wake Forest. Senior Emily Cummings scored the only goal for the Deacons, finding the back of the cage early in the second half at the 37:10 mark. The goal was the first one Cummings has scored on the year.
Junior Faith Adams recorded her first-career hat trick and added an assist for seven points to round out the week with a victory over California. Adams scored her goals in the 32nd, 34th and 51st minutes and assisted on junior Lauren Greenwald's goal in the 22nd minute on a penalty corner. The hat trick is the first for the Deacons since sophomore Lizzie Rae recorded one last year against Providence.
Football (2-3-0, 1-2-0 ACC)
Wake Forest fell, 24-20, to Georgia Tech this past Saturday at BB&T Field.
Wake Forest took the lead late in the second quarter, going 57 yards in 12 plays, capped off by a 1-yard fourth-down touchdown run by Brandon Pendergrass.
The Deacons extended their lead to 11 points at the end of the third quarter when Josh Adams rushed three times on the drive with the final run going for a three-yard touchdown.
After seeing its 17-6 advantage disappear in the fourth quarter, Wake Forest re-claimed the lead when Jimmy Newman booted a 26-yard field goal with 2:21 remaining in the game.
Georgia Tech responded by rallying for the game-winning touchdown with just 15 seconds left in the game. Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt hit third-string wide receiver Correy Earls on a slant pattern for a nine-yard touchdown. The Yellow Jackets had drove 69 yards in just over two minutes to steal the win away from the Deacons.