A look back at the week of Nov. 22-28
Nov. 29, 2010
By Katherine Coats-Thomas, WakeForestSports.com
Volleyball (19-12-0, 11-9-0 ACC)
Wake Forest wrapped up its season by beating ACC Champion Duke 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 26-24) this past Tuesday at Reynolds Gym.
In their last collegiate game, seniors Kelsey Jones, Lauren McInytre, Megan Thornberry and Kristen White helped spur the upset with great individual performances. The Deacons' final record is tied for the highest win total in the four-year career of the seniors and it is the first time in school history the Deacons have finished with 11 conference wins.
McIntyre tied a season-high with 10 kills and recorded three digs and three blocks. She hit .364 on the night and had five kills in a first-set comeback. Jones nearly had a double-double with 37 assists and nine digs, while Thornberry reached 10 digs. White started and had two kills and five digs, ending her career with exactly 1,000 digs.
Junior Kadija Fornah was a huge force on the outside with her team-leading eighth double-double of the season. Fornah recorded 13 kills and 12 digs and hit at a .321 clip. Junior Carlin Salmon and sophomore Andrea Beck also had an impact in the middle with nine kills apiece.
Beck was named to the 2010 All-ACC Team last week.
Football (3-9, 1-7 ACC)
Wake Forest pulled out a season-ending 34-13 victory over Vanderbilt this past Saturday in Nashville.
Josh Harris rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown. Harris had a 74-yard run to set up an 11-yard score by Josh Adams.
The game marked the first time since November 29, 2008 that Wake Forest blocked two punts in one contest. The first came late in the second quarter when C.J. Washington raced around Vanderbilt's blocking wall and got a hand on Vanderbilt's Richard Kent's punt. Gelo Orange then recovered the ball at the Commodores' 11-yard line. Three plays later, Tanner Price ran in for a touchdown from 3 yards out for a 24-3 lead with 2:28 to go in the first half.
The second punt was blocked by Chris Givens in the third quarter, which set up a 36-yard field goal by Jimmy Newman. With the kick, Newman set a school record with 12 straight made field goals.
Women's Basketball (5-1, 0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 2-1 at the WBCA Classic in South Bend, Ind. this past weekend with an 86-81 overtime win over Butler on Friday, a 92-69 loss to No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday and a 63-33 win over IUPUI on Sunday.
Freshman Chelsea Douglas and junior Secily Ray combined for 13 of Wake's 15 points in overtime against Butler in the opening day of the tournament. Douglas scored all 15 of her points after halftime, and she was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, including 4-of-4 in overtime. Ray finished the game with her first double-double of the year, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Sophomore Sandra Garcia led the Deacons with 20 points and pulled-down nine boards.
As a team, the Deacons shot 46 percent (29-of-43) for the game against Butler and were a season-best 24-of-26 (92.3 percent) from the free throw line.
Wake Forest freshman center Lindsy Wright led the team with 14 points and four rebounds against Notre Dame. The 14 points were her highest total this season. Ray finished with 13 points and five rebounds but fouled out with just under three minutes to play. Sophomore Lakevia Boykin chipped in with nine points and two steals, while Mykala Walker added seven points.
Senior Brittany Waters and Douglas each scored 13 points on the afternoon to lead all scorers. Three players tied for game-high rebounding honors, as Ray and IUPUI's Kerah Nelson and Janna Eichelberger collected 11 boards apiece.
Men's Basketball (3-3, 0-0 ACC)
Wake Forest went 1-1 in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round this past week with an 83-74 loss to Winthrop on Monday and an 81-59 win over Marist on Tuesday at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
Gary Clark scored a career-high 23 points for the Deacons against Winthrop. Ari Stewart also added 17 points for the Deacons, while Travis McKie and Carson Desrosiers scored 10 each.
As a team, Wake Forest was able to cut Winthrop's lead to five points, the last at 77-72 on two Travis McKie free throws with 1:18 remaining, but could get no closer in the second half.
Ty Walker had a school-record 11 blocks, and McKie posted his second double-double of the season to lead Wake Forest past Marist. Walker broke Tim Duncan's 14-year old school record for blocks in a single game. Walker had five blocks in the first half and then posted six in the second to set the record.
McKie finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and he extended his season-opening double-figure scoring streak to six games.
As a team, the Deacons shot just 35.2 percent (19-of-54) from the field but went 34-of-44 at the free throw line for 77.3 percent. Wake Forest also went 9-for-20 (45 percent) from three-point range.