A look back at the week of Oct. 4-10
Oct. 11, 2010
By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com
Women's Soccer (10-4-0, 4-1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 2-0 this past week with a 2-1 overtime win over NC State at Spry Stadium on Thursday and a 3-1 win at Miami on Sunday.
Kristen Meier scored her first career goal and Jackie Logue netted the game-winner in the 98th minute in the come-from-behind victory over NC State.
Wake Forest dominated the offensive side of the game, putting 10 shots on net compared to only one for the Wolfpack. Wake Forest goalie Aubrey Bledsoe earned the win in net for the Deacons without having to make a save.
Wake Forest freshman forward Katie Stengel scored two goals and senior Bianca D'Agostino added a goal and an assist as the Deacons defeated Miami. Stengel recorded her third multi-goal game of the season. Stengel leads the team with 25 points and 11 goals on the season, which is the most for any freshman in the country.
Men's Soccer (5-4-1, 3-1-0 ACC)
Wake Forest finished 1-1 this past week with a 1-0 win over Appalachian State at Spry Stadium on Tuesday and a 1-0 loss to No. 4 North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday.
UNC scored the lone goal of the match midway through the first half as Michael Farfan finished off a pass from Stephen McCarthy.
Wake Forest earned six corner kick opportunities against the Tar Heels and Anthony Arena attempted a team-high three shots to lead Wake Forest. Two of Arena's shots were on goal.
Wake Forest sophomore Andy Lubahn scored his fourth goal of the season and the only goal of the match in the sixth minute, to lead the Demon Deacons over Appalachian State.
Redshirt senior and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate Akira Fitzgerald recorded his second consecutive shutout and his third clean sheet of the season against the Mountaineers. Fitzgerald made four saves over the 90 minutes and moved into third in Wake Forest history in minutes played at 5,462. Fitzgerald ranks seventh in school history with 195 saves over his four-year career.
Wake Forest finished 3rd of 17 this past week in the NC State Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate at the Loonie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.
After the first day of play, the Wake Forest team carded a 7-under 277 and finished in fourth place after 36-holes with 1-under par. The Deacons finished the event at 3-over par and in third place.
Sophomore Evan Beck fired a bogey-free round of 4-under 67, after a 2-over 73 in the morning, to vault into a tie for ninth at 2-under par after the first round. Beck rebounded with a 67 Tuesday afternoon and posted a 1-under 70. Beck finished the tournament in a tie for third at 3-under par.
Junior All-American Lee Bedford opened the tournament with a 2-over 73 but posted rounds of 68-67 to finish at 5-under par. Bedford fired the low-round of the day on Tuesday with a 4-under 67, which was his second-lowest round of the year and his sixth round at par or better. Bedford finished in second place, and he now has placed first, second and seventh in the three events this year and has been in the top-10 in seven of his last 10 tournaments.
Wake Forest senior and No.81-ranked Jonathan Wolff scored one of the biggest wins of his career to lead Wake Forest this past week at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.
Wolff won his first singles qualifying match in the opening day of the tournament, knocking off East Tennessee State University's No. 97 Sander Gille 6-3, 6-4 in his first match to reach the second round of qualifying. Wolff picked up his second straight win in qualifying against Stanford's No. 110 Greg Hirshman 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final round of qualifying. Wolff beat his third ranked opponent on Wednesday, defeating UCLA's NO. 87 Amit Inbar 7-5, 7-6 (3), to qualify for the singles main draw. Wolff took down Michigan's No. 25 Jason Jung 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the main draw singles play, before falling 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 to Louisville's No. 10 Austen Childs in the second round match.
Wolff and No. 68-ranked senior Iain Atkinson qualified for doubles but fell 8-3 to Virginia's Alex Domijan and Jarmere Jenkins.
No. 36-ranked sophomore Tripper Carleton saw his first action of the tournament Thursday. He came up short against Illinois' No. 26 Dennis Nevolo 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.
Volleyball (11-6-0, 4-3-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 1-1 at home this past week with a 3-1 loss (26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20) to North Carolina on Wednesday and a 3-1 win (25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 25-20) over NC State on Friday.
Junior Kadija Fornah and sophomore Megan Carnell both recorded double-doubles against North Carolina. Fornah ended the contest with a match-high 18 kills while recording a career-best 16 digs. The double-double was Fornah's fourth of the season. Carnell had her second double-double in the last three matches, with 47 assists and 10 digs.
As a team, the Demon Deacons had a season-high 89 digs. Wake also had six blocks on the night compared to just five for the Tar Heels. Seniors Kristen White and Megan Thornberry led the Deacon defense with 21 digs each, tying a season-high for Thornberry and setting a new season-high for White against North Carolina.
Four different Deacons recorded double-digit kills against NC State, led by sophomore Andrea Beck's career-high 19. Juniors Kadija Fornah and Carlin Salmon each notched 12 kills for the Deacons while senior Kristen White added 10. The 12 kills for Salmon were a season-high, and Fornah recorded her second-straight double-double as she totaled 10 digs.
Wake Forest finished 10th of 18 at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational this past weekend at the Finley Golf Club in Chapel Hill.
As a team, the Demon Deacons opened with a solid round of 3-over 291 and finished the round tied for eighth. The Deacons posted a round of even-par 288 and moved into a tie for fifth through 36 holes after the second round of play. Wake carded a final round 297 and finished the event in 10th place at 9-over par.
All-American sophomore Michelle Shin opened and closed the first day with a bogey and made three birdies and 13 pars in between to post her fourth consecutive round under-par, tied in 13th with two rounds remaining. Shin led the way for Wake with her school-record fifth consecutive under-par round, making three birdies and no bogeys in a second-round 69. Shin settled for a final round 75 and finished tied for 21st at 1-under par. Shin currently leads the team with a 71.2 scoring average through three events.
All-American junior Cheyenne Woods made a double-bogey six on the opening hole, but rebounded with a total of five birdies the rest of the way for her lowest round of the season. Woods tied Shin at 1-under par after the first round. Woods was in the red for the second-straight day with a 2-under 70. Woods posted rounds of 71-70-71 and finished tied for 14th at 4-under par.
Football (2-4-0, 1-2-0 ACC)
Wake Forest fell just short in a 28-27 loss to Navy this past Saturday at BB&T Field.
Wake Forest's Tanner Price authored the best statistical day of a true freshman quarterback in Wake history with 37 completions in 53 attempts for 326 yards and two touchdowns.
Wake Forest led 27-21 late in the fourth quarter, but Navy drove 64 yards in 1:42 to defeat the Deacons with a six-yard TD pass from Ricky Dobbs to Greg Jones.
Field Hockey (7-6-0, 1-2-0 ACC)
No. 11 Wake Forest fell 3-1 to No. 7 Michigan State this past Sunday at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing, Mich.
Wake Forest junior Faith Adams scored the only goal for the Deacons at the 66:58 mark before the final horn sounded. Adam's team-leading eighth goal of the season came after a penalty corner. Freshman Molly Murphy recorded her first-career assist on the play.
After a scoreless first half, Michigan State got on the board early in the second half when Kristen Henn scored in the 39th minute. Almost 13 minutes later, Adelle Lever scored on a penalty corner and the Spartans tacked on their third goal in the 66th minute when Sabine van den Assem scored an unassisted goal.