Oct. 20, 1997

This Week in Wake Forest Sports

WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES ON NO. 1 NORTH CAROLINA IN CHAPEL HILL

The Wake Forest (9-5-1, 1-4 ACC) women's soccer team faces the biggest task of the season when they take on top-ranked and defending national champion North Carolina (15-0-1, 2-1 ACC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill, NC. The Deacons also play Colorado College on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a neutral site game played in Williamsburg, VA.

Last week the Deacs dropped a 2-0 decision to Clemson before rebounding to defeat Davidson, 2-0, to snap a three game losing skid.

Wake Forest is led by by junior Stefanie Mathews (Tucson, AZ), the team leader in both goals and points, who is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered two weeks ago. Despite seeing limited playing time, Mathews assisted both goals in the win over Davidson.


MEN'S SOCCER FACES BELMONT ABBEY, MARYLAND

Heading into the home stretch of the 1997 season, the Wake Forest men's soccer team finds itself in a must-win situation in order to remain in contention for an NCAA Tournament bid. The Deacons (7-6, 1-2 ACC) close out a seven-game homestand this week, hosting Belmont Abbey on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Deacons will take on their fifth top 10 opponent of the year when they travel to No. 6 Maryland for an 8 p.m. match.

Wake is coming off a 0-2 week which saw the Deacons play perhaps their best and worst games of the season. On Wednesday, the Deacs turned in an outstanding defensive performance, taking No. 5 Duke to the wire before falling 1-0. Just four days later, Wake was inexplicably lackluster vs. Davidson, dropping a 1-0 decision despite outshooting the Wildcats 22-8.


VOLLEYBALL HOSTS MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA

The Wake Forest (8-14 overall, 1-7 ACC) volleyball team returns home for a match for the first time since October 8 when the Deacs host Maryland on Friday night in Reynolds Gym at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Deacons will host another ACC foe in the Virginia Cavaliers with match time set for 7 p.m.

Maryland will be a tough test for the Deacons as the Terrapins remain undefeated this season. The Terps will challenge the Deacons strong home record of 7-4. Wake Forest lost its first meeting with both Maryland and Virginia on the road.


FIELD HOCKEY WRAPS UP SEASON WITH THREE HOME GAMES THIS WEEK

The Wake Forest field hockey team finishes out its 1997 regular season slate this week with three tough home games vs. top 15 opponents. On Wednesday night the Deacs host No. 4 North Carolina at 7 p.m., followed by a back-to-back games vs. No. 2 Virginia and No. 15 Boston College on Saturday and Sunday. Currently 0-2 in the ACC, Wake will be looking to pull off an upset to improve their seeding in the conference tournament.

Last week the Deacs improved to 8-7 overall with a 5-0 pounding of Radford, as sophomore forward Margit Haalebos (Hattem, The Netherlands) posted her seond hat-trick of the season with three goals and an assist. Freshman Jenny Everett (Rutland, VT) scored her 16th goal of the year in the win, putting her just three goals shy of the WFU single-season goal-scoring record (19).


MEN'S GOLF COMPETES IN JERRY PATE NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE

The Wake Forest men's golf team travels to Birmingham, AL, to compete in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate tournament this Monday and Tuesday. The JPNI is hosted by the University of Alabama and featuires another strong field of collegiate teams. The Deacons are coming off a seventh-place finish at the Taylor Made Red River Classic, where junior Thomas Parker (Laurinburg, NC) finished in 10th place at 3-over par.


WOMEN'S GOLF WRAPS UP FALL SEASON AT LADY PALADIN INVITATIONAL

The eighth-ranked Wake Forest women's golf team finished the fall season with a 12th place finish in the Lady Paladin Invitational last weekend.

Senior Alexandra Armas (Las Palmas, Canary Islands) recorded her fourth top-five finish in as many tries with a third place tie in the tournament. Armas fired rounds of 72, 74 and 74 to push her streak of rounds of 75 or better to 12.


WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPETES IN RIVIERA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 14th-ranked women's tennis team will send four individuals to compete this week in the Riviera All-American Championships, the second of four legs in the Collegiate Grand Slam, in Pacific Palisades, CA.

Junior Nicola Kaiwai (Wellington, New Zealand), ranked #71 in the ITA/Rolex rankings, leads the Deacons. 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.

Joining Kaiwai and Aydin are freshman Dorothee Kurz (Profzheim, Germany) and senior Terri Hiete (Pacific Palisades, CA). Hiete will be making a return to her hometown of Pacific Palisades to compete in the tournament.


CLOUSTON LEADS MEN'S TENNIS IN ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Three individuals from the men's tennis team competed in the ITA All-American Championships, the second leg of the Collegiate Grand Slam, last week at the University of Texas in Austin, TX,

Junior Myles Clouston (Johannesburg, South Africa) led the Wake Forest charge. Clouston won seven consecutive matches in the pre-qualifying and qualifying tournaments to reach the main draw of the tournament, becoming the first player in school history to qualify for the main draw. Clouston won his first round matchup to advance to the final 32 before being eliminated.

Senior Jimmy Choiu (Hampton, VA) and freshman Raul Munoz (Mexico City, Mexico) also competed for the Deacs.

The men's squad returns to action on Nov. 5-10 when they compete in the Rolex Regional Qualifier in Chapel Hill, NC.


DEACON HARRIERS PREPARE FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NOV. 3

Both the men's and women's cross country teams competed in the North Carolina Collegiate in Charlotte, NC, on Saturday for their last race before the ACC Championships to be held November 3 in Tallahassee, FL.

The women finished second behind NC State. Sophomore Janelle Kraus (Shelter Island, NY) also finished second in the individual standings with a time of 17:05. Junior Amy Wallace (Wakefield, MA) was the other Deacon to finish in the top-10 as she finished ninth with a time of 17:48.

The men's B-team finished the race in seventh place. Sophomore Josh Buffolino (Shelbyville, KY) was the top Deacon with a 24th place finish and a time of 25:48.

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