Oct. 13, 1997

This Week in Wake Forest Sports

NO. 23 MEN'S SOCCER HOSTS NO. 7 DUKE AND VISITS DAVIDSON
Fresh off a thrilling 4-0 upset of No. 9 North Carolina State, the 23rd-ranked Wake Forest men's soccer team faces another roadblock this week when No. 7 Duke comes to town. The Demon Deacons (7-4, 1-1 ACC) and the Blue Devils square off on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Spry Stadium. The Deacs will then travel to nearby Davidson College for a nonconference match on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Wake was dominating in its win over NC State, controlling the midfield and holding the Wolfpack shotless in the first half. Freshman forwards Jaron Barbee (Hinckley, OH) and Ben Stafford (Signal Mountain, TN) and junior midfielder Kyle Bachmeier (Winston-Salem, NC) each had a goal and an assist in the win, while sophomore goalkeeper Sean Conner (Georgetown, TX) made four saves to record his sixth solo shutout of the season.

WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES ON CLEMSON, DAVIDSON Looking to return to their winning ways after a disappointing week, the Wake Forest women's soccer team hosts conference rival and ninth-ranked Clemson on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and the travels to Davidson for a 3 p.m. matchup on Sunday.

Both games this week are part of doubleheaders with the men's team, with the men hosting Duke on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and playing at Davidson on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Last week the Demon Deacons (8-4-1, 1-3 ACC) dropped a pair of 1-0 decisions to NC State and Florida.

After struggling to score last week, the Deacs will turn to junior Stefanie Mathews (Tucson, AZ), the team leader in both goals and points, to provide an offensive spark. Mathews is recovering from an ankle injury that limited her playing time in both matches last week.

FIELD HOCKEY BEGINS FOUR-GAME HOMESTAND
After nearly a month on the road, the Wake Forest field hockey team returns home this week for the first of four straight home games. The Deacons host Radford this Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Kentner Stadium.

Last week, the Demon Deacons (7-7, 0-2 ACC) suffered a tough ACC loss at the hands of No. 12 Duke in Durham, falling by a 9-1 score. The two teams had met earlier this fall in a non-conference game in Winston-Salem, with the Blue Devils escaping with a narrow 2-1 decision. The rematch was all Duke, however, as the Devils built a 3-0 halftime lead and netted six goals in 19 minutes in the second half.

Freshman midfielder Jenny Everett (Rutland, VT) scored the Deacs' lone goal with 16:31 remaining in the game. Everett leads Wake Forest in scoring with 32 points (15g, 2a), ranking among the nation's top 15 players in both goals (9th) and points (12th).

VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO DUKE AND FLORIDA STATE
The Wake Forest (8-12 overall, 1-5 ACC) volleyball team will continue its two-week span of matches away from Reynolds Gym by travelling to Duke on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and to Florida State on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

The Deacons went 1-2 last week with a win over Davidson and two ACC losses to Maryland and Virginia. Wake Forest looks forward to retuning home where its record is 7-4 at Reynolds Gym.

MEN'S GOLF COMPETES IN THE TAYLOR MADE RED RIVER CLASSIC
After a disappointing 13th place finish at The Preview two weeks ago, the Wake Forest men's golf team will look to get back on track this week at the Taylor Made Red River Classic, held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13-14 at the Brookhaven Country Club Masters Course in Dallas, TX.

The Deacons, who fell from third to 13th in the Mastercard Rankings after the Preview, will face another tough field of teams at the Red River Classic. A total of 14 teams will compete on the 6,886-yard, par-72 course, including eight teams in the top 25.

Junior Michael Capone (Cranston, RI) and senior Ryan Gioffre (Greensboro, NC) lead the Deacs through two tournaments with 73.67 stroke averages.

WOMEN'S GOLF WRAPS UP FALL SEASON AT LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL
The eighth-ranked Wake Forest women's golf team will complete the fall season with the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Greenville, SC.

Senior Alexandra Armas (Las Palmas, Canary Islands) continues to pace the Deacons this season. Armas is ranked fourth in the latest MasterCard individual collegiate rankings and has yet to post a round of over 75 in nine rounds played during the fall. She has finished among the top-five individuals in all three tournaments this fall.

HARRIERS RUN IN NORTH CAROLINA INTERCOLLEGIATE Both the men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the North Carolina Intercollegiate in Charlotte, NC, on Saturday morning.

The 14th-ranked men will be led by Nolan Swanson (Sherman, NY), who finished 35th in the competitive Pre-NCAA Meet last weekend at Furman. The women are led by Janelle Kraus (Shelter Island, NY), who was first among ACC runners in the Furman meet with a 14th place finish.

NO. 14 WOMEN'S TENNIS SUCCESSFUL AT WAKE FOREST INVITATIONAL
The 14th-ranked women's tennis team played at home for the first time this season when they hosted the annual Wake Forest Invitational last weekend.

Junior Nicola Kaiwai (Wellington, New Zealand), ranked #71 in the ITA/Rolex rankings, turned in an outstanding performance, advancing to the finals of Flight A Singles before falling to top-seeded Vannessa Webb of Duke. Kaiwai teamed with freshman Dorothee Kurz (Profzheim, Germany) in doubles, and the duo reached the finals of A Doubles.

Senior Lule Aydin (Coopersburg, PA) continues to be impressive in singles play this season, leading the Deacons with an 8-4 record in three tournament events this fall.

The women's tennis team returns to action in two weeks when they compete in the Riviera All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, CA.

MEN'S TENNIS COMPETES IN ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Three individuals from the men's tennis team are competing in the ITA All-American Championships this week at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Pre-qualifying for the tournament began last weekend, and senior Jimmy Chou (Hampton, VA), freshmen Myles Clouston (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Raul Munoz (Mexico City, Mexico) are all still alive in the event. The Deacons must advance through both the pre-qualifying and the qualifying events to reach the tournament's main draw.

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