Nov. 3, 1997

This Week in Wake Forest Sports

WOMEN'S SOCCER FACES DUKE IN FIRST ROUND OF ACC TOURNAMENT
The Wake Forest (11-7-1, 1-6 ACC) women's soccer team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament this week with a home field advantage as all games will be played in Spry Stadium on campus. The Deacons are the No. 7 seed and will face second seeded Duke on Thursday at 6 p.m. Thursday's game with the Blue Devils will be a rematch of a meeting last Sunday when Duke defeated Wake Forest by a score of 3-1 in Durham. The Deacons topped Elon College, 3-1, earlier in the week. The Wake Forest offense is led by by junior Stefanie Mathews (Tucson, AZ), the team leader in both goals and points. Sophomore goalkeeper Beth Klein (Rockville Centre, NY) continues to shine in goal for the Deacs. In 19 games this season, Klein has a 1.18 goals allowed average with a .841 save percentage with six solo shutouts.

WAKE FOREST HOSTS THE 1997 ACC WOMEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
The 1997 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer Tournament comes to Wake Forest University and W. Dennie Spry Stadium on November 6, 7 and 9. Game times for the quarterfinals on Thursday are 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. The semifinals take place on Friday at 4:30 and 7 p.m., while the championship game is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised live on the ACC Regional Sports Network (Home Team Sports, Fox Sports South and Sunshine Network).

1997 ACC WOMEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Thursday, November 6:
1 p.m. (1) North Carolina vs. (8) Florida State 
3 p.m. (4) Virginia vs. (5) Clemson or NC State 
6 p.m. (2) Duke vs. (7) Wake Forest
8 p.m. (3/6) Maryland vs. (3/6) Clemson or NC State 
Friday, November 7:
4:30 p.m.   2/7 Winner vs. 3/6 Winner
7 p.m.      1/8 Winner vs. 4/5 Winner
Sunday, November 9:
3:30 p.m.   Championship Game

MEN'S SOCCER WRAPS UP SEASON AT CLEMSON
The Wake Forest men's soccer team closes out the 1997 season this Sunday, traveling to No. 15 Clemson for a 2 p.m. match. The Demon Deacons (8-9, 1-4 ACC) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak and to break .500 on the regular season. A win over the Tigers would also secure the No. 6 seed in the ACC Tournament for Wake, while a loss would place the Deacs as the bottom seed at No. 7. The tournament is set for Nov. 13, 14, and 16 at the Disney Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. The Deacs dropped two heartbreakers last week, falling 5-4 at No. 10 South Carolina, and losing a 2-1 double-overtime decision to North Carolina on Sunday at home. Junior midfielder Kyle Bachmeier (Winston-Salem, NC), senior midfielder Kevin Rice (Kernersville, NC) and freshman forward Matt Cavenaugh (Wilmington, NC) each tallied a goal and an assist on the week.

FIELD HOCKEY TAKES ON DUKE IN FIRST ROUND OF ACC TOURNAMENT
The Wake Forest field hockey team will face some stiff competition in the 1997 ACC Tournament this week, held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Deacons (8-10, 0-4 ACC) earned a No. 5 seed in the tournament, behind four nationally-ranked ACC foes. Wake Forest will take on fourth-seeded Duke on Friday, November 7 at 2:00 pm in the tournament play-in game. Semifinal games are played Saturday at noon and 2:30, followed by the championship game at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Wake Forest is led by freshman midfielder Jenny Everett (Rutland, VT), who is closing in on the school single-season goal and point-scoring records (17g, 2a, 36 pts).

VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO UNC GREENSBORO AND NORTH CAROLINA
Sophomore Katie Horne (Nashua, NH) will continue her assault on the Wake Forest volleyball record book when the Deacons travel to UNC Greensboro on Tuesday night and North Carolina on Friday night. Horne is 35 kills shy of breaking the Wake Forest record for kills in a season of 394 set by Pam Pounds in 1983 and tied by Horne in 1996. Horne is on an excellent pace to eclipse the mark as her current kills per game average of 3.88 would also establish a new record if the season ended today. Another Deac attacking the record book is freshman Jessica Hood (Douglass, KS). Hood recorded her 88th block of the season last week in a match against Duke to break the old record of 87 set by Carri Walker in 1996. Now Hood has her sights set on the record for total blocks (106) in a season of which she is four shy of tying.

MEN'S GOLF FINISHING UP AT ROLEX MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The men's golf team is currently competing in the Rolex Match Play Championships, held at the Doral Resort & Club in Miami, FL. In the first two rounds of competition on Sunday, Nov. 2, The Demon Deacons fell to Texas Christian, 4.5-0.5, then defeated Southern Cal, 3-2. Wake Forest faces Arizona State on Monday, November 3 in the final round, with the winner taking fifth place overall and the loser finishing sixth. The Deacs' final competition of the fall season is the GolfWorld Palmetto Dunes Collegiate, held Nov. 14-16 at Hilton Head, SC.

NCAA REGIONALS NEXT FOR DEACON HARRIERS
Wake Forest's next cross country meet will be at the NCAA District III regionals to be held at Furman University in Greenville, SC, on Saturday, November 15. Wake Forest competed in the ACC Championships on Monday in Tallahassee and both the men's and the women's teams finished in second place behind NC State. Sophomore Janelle Kraus (Shelter Island, NY) won the women's event to claim the individual ACC title. On the men's side, senior Nolan Swanson (Sherman, NY) paced the Deacs with a sixth place finish.

MEN'S TENNIS COMPETES IN ROLEX REGIONAL QUALIFIER
The men's tennis team will send individuals to compete this weekend in the Rolex Region II Qualifier in Chapel Hill, NC. Junior Myles Clouston (Johannesburg, South Africa) leads the Deacons with a 12-4 record this fall. Two weeks ago, Clouston became the first Wake Forest men's tennis player to advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships in Austin, TX.

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