Wake Forest Sports Week in Review

Oct. 18, 2010

By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com

Volleyball (12-7-0, 5-4-0 ACC)
Wake Forest finished 1-1 this past weekend with a 3-0 loss (25-21, 25-18, 25-12) to Virginia Tech on Friday and a 3-1 victory over Virginia on Sunday in Blacksburg, Va.
• Senior setter Kelsey Jones moved into second place on Wake Forest's all-time assists list. Jones dished out 25 assists against Virginia Tech and now has 3,915 for her career, passing Erin Borhart for second place, who had 3,893 during her Deacon career. Jones had her fourth double-double of the season with a season-high 53 assists and 14 digs against the Cavaliers.
• Junior Carlin Salmon almost reached double-figure kills against the Hokies with eight. Salmon hit .375 on the night and added four blocks. Salmon also had a season-high 16 kills against the Cavaliers, and led the team with a season-high seven total blocks.
• Senior Megan Thornberry led the Deacon defense with 14 digs on the night against the Hokies. Thornberry turned in a season-high 29 digs to help the Wake Forest team against Virginia.

Cross Country
Wake Forest men's and women's cross country teams each claimed third place at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Va. this past Friday.
• For the women, junior Anna Nosenko was the first Deacon to cross the finish line for the second meet in a row with a time of 20:44:81 on the 6k course. She earned third place overall and was only 23 seconds behind first place finisher Rose Tanui of Texas Tech, who completed the race in 20:21:87.
• Freshman Nicole Irving also competed well for the women, finishing second for the Deacons and ninth overall in 21:27:14. Sophomore Allison Homer was not far behind Irving, finishing in 21:48:05 to notch 11th place.
• For the men, senior Tom Divinnie once again led the way for the Deacons, completing the 8k course in 24:18:96 to claim seventh place overall. This marked a season-best time for Divinnie, as he surpassed his previous best time of 24:45:8 that he ran in early October at the Charlotte Invitational.
• In his second race of the season, senior Greg Billington turned in a strong performance finishing in 13th place with a time of 24:29:36. Redshirt freshman Devin Huizenga finished in third place for the Deacons, his highest team finish of the year. His time of 25:11:71 earned him a 27th place finish overall.

Field Hockey (8-6-0, 1-2-0 ACC)
No. 13 Wake Forest gained a 4-3 victory over Radford this past Wednesday at Kentner Stadium.
• Wake's victory marks the 14th consecutive win over Radford. All the scoring occurred during the first half, with Radford's first goal coming in the fifth minute and Wake Forest's final goal coming in the 35th minute.
• Junior Kerry Ergen scored twice for her first goals of the season. Ergen's first score occurred at the 24:27 mark off a cross from junior Adelaide Knott. Her second goal occurred in the 35th minute off a fantastic diving effort.
• Knott and Freshman Jess McFadyen each had a goal and an assist. Knott and McFadyen scored for the third time this year. Knott put Wake Forest on the board at the 11:09 mark to make the score 2-1 when freshman Kari Walkley created a breakaway opportunity. McFadyen tied the score at 3-3 in the 25th minute on a reverse shot from the left side that bounced off the head of a Highlander defender and into the cage.

Men's Soccer (5-6-2, 3-1-1 ACC)
Wake Forest and NC State played to a 1-1 tie this past Saturday at Spry Stadium for the annual Genna Wiley Memorial Match.
• Wake Forest freshman Luca Gimenez scored his third goal of the season in the 25th minute of the match, assisted by freshman Tolani Ibikunle. Ibikunle recorded his second assist of the season.
• NC State equalized in the 65th minute of the game, when the Wolfpack's Tyler Lassiter headed the ball to David Brown right in front of the goal on a long throw in.
• Wake's Akira Fitzgerald made six saves on the night and allowed one goal in the 110 minutes of play. Fitzgerald now has 212 career saves, which ranks fifth in program history.

Women's Soccer (10-5-1, 4-2-1 ACC)
Wake Forest's Katie Stengel broke the freshman scoring records this past week in Virginia as the Demon Deacons and Virginia Tech played to a 3-3 tie on Thursday in Blacksburg and fell 2-1 to No. 9 Virginia on Sunday in Charlottesville.
Katie Stengel scored her 13th goal of the season against Virginia, setting new freshman records for goals and points. Stengel's 39 points break the previous freshman record of 27, which was reached by Liz Burnette in 1996 and Joline Charlton in 1999. Her 13 goals are the second-highest single-season total for a Wake Forest player behind Jill Hutchinson's 14 goals last season.
• The Hokies jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Deacons got three unanswered goals from Marisa Park, Katie Stengel and Kristen Meier to take a 3-2 lead before Virginia Tech tied the game in the 57th minute.
• Virginia jumped out to 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Meghan Lenczyk and Gloria Douglas. Stengel scored a goal for the Deacons on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute against the Cavaliers, to lessen the gap.

Men's Tennis
The Wake Forest men's tennis team competed well at the ITA Carolina Regional this past weekend in Chapel Hill as their final event of the fall season.
• Wake Forest put more players in the round of 16 than any other school.
• Two Demon Deacons reached the quarterfinals of play at the tournament. No. 36-ranked Tripper Carleton took down South Carolina's Ivan Machado (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the Round of 16 before falling to NC State's Dave Thomson (6-1, 6-3) in the quarterfinals. No. 68-ranked Iain Atkinson took down Duke's Jared Pinsky (7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) in two tiebreakers before bowing out to No. 30 Jose Hernandez of North Carolina (6-2, 6-1).
• Sophomore Danny Kreyman came up just short of an upset of North Carolina's Hernandez in the previous round falling 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5). No. 81-ranked Jonathan Wolff was Wake Forest's fourth representative in the Round of 16 where he fell 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4) to North Carolina's No. 85-ranked Joey Burkhardt.

Men's Golf
Wake Forest finished fourth of 14 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Tournament at the Ridges Country Club in Johnson City, Tenn. this past weekend.
• As a team, the Demon Deacons carded a 12-over 300 and were tied for eighth after the first round. In the second round, Wake posted its fifth under-par round of the year at 6-under 282 and moved into a tie for fourth with Chattanooga at 6-over par through 36-holes. The Deacons posted their second-straight under-par round with a 3-under 285 and finished in fourth place at 3-over par.
• Junior All-American Lee Bedford made a total of four birdies in the opening round and five double-bogeys, finishing with an 81. Bedford bounced back with a bogey-free 5-under 67 to lead the team in the second round. Bedford finished the tournament with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to lead the team and finished in a tie for 10th at 3-under par.
• Wake Forest sophomores Evan Beck and Charlie Harrison each carded rounds of 1-over 73 to lead the team in the opening round. The two also posted matching rounds of 73-70 to open the tournament and were tied for 11th at 1-under par after the second round. Beck finished the tournament tied for 12th at 1-under par, making three birdies and three bogeys for a final round of even-par 72. Harrison carded a 77 and finished with a season-best 4-over par and tied for 27th.

Football (2-5-0, 1-3-0 ACC)
Wake Forest fell 52-21 to Virginia Tech this past Saturday at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va.
• Wake Forest's Josh Harris rushed for 241 yards, the most for any Wake player since Micah Andrews rushed for 254 yards against Vanderbilt in 2005, and the second-most for a Wake Forest freshman. Harris is now tied for the fifth-highest single-game rushing performance in the FBS this season. Harris' 87-yard touchdown run was tied for the third-longest run in school history.
• Harris' rushing yards were the most Virginia Tech has ever allowed to an individual player.
• Wake's Chris Givens caught two passes for 84 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that was his second-longest catch of the season.
• True freshman quarterback Tanner Price completed 3-of-16 passes for 92 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
• Wake's Kevin Johnson, Cyhl Quarles and Alex Frye led all players with nine tackles, a career-high mark for both Johnson and Quarles. Kyle Jarrett also made a career-high eight tackles.
• As a team, the Deacons held the Hokies to three points in the second half, the fewest points they have allowed in a half since shutting out Elon in the second half in 2009.

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