No. 6 Wake Forest Downs UNC Greensboro, 3-0
Oct. 6, 2009
Wake Forest improves to 7-2-1 on the season, while UNCG drops to 3-5-3 on the year.
For the second consecutive game, the Demon Deacons grabbed an early lead as Schilawski made the score 1-0 with a tally in the eighth minute. Wake Forest doubled the lead in the 32nd minute on a goal from Austin da Luz. Bone closed out the scoring with a goal in the 82nd minute to make the score 3-0.
After scoring seven points against Virginia Tech last Friday, Schilawski continued his run of good play against the Spartans on Tuesday, scoring his fifth goal of the season and also adding his third assist. The goal was the 31st of his career, putting him alone in sixth place in Wake Forest history
Bone also added a goal and assist for the Demon Deacons. Bone tallied his second goal of the year in the second half and had the game-winning assist on Schilawski's goal in the first half. Bone's assist was the 29th of his career, putting him one behind the school record, which is currently held by da Luz.
Da Luz notched his second goal of the season in the second half, while Nick Courtney recorded his second assist of the 2009 season.
Senior Akira Fitzgerald was outstanding in goal for the Demon Deacons. Fitzgerald made a pair of diving saves in the first half to keep UNCG off the scoreboard. Fitzgerald played thefirst 89 minutes of the game, making four saves, while Austin Chelko made his first appearance of the 2009 season, playing the final minute and not facing a shot.
Wake Forest had the first shot attempt of the game in the sixth minute as Sam Redmond had an attempt from 30 yards that sailed just high of the crossbar.
UNCG had a chance to go ahead 1-0 in the seventh minute. Thomas Campbell got open and was one-on-one with Fitzgerald. He attempted a shot from 15 yards out, but Fitzgerald was able to make a diving save to keep the game scoreless.
The Demon Deacons grabbed a 1-0 lead on Schilawski's fifth goal of the season in the seventh minute. Bone played a through ball to Schilawski and found him with an open look at the goal. Schilawski's shot attempt from 15 yards out found the right side of the goal to make the score 1-0.
Bone nearly made the score 2-0 with a goal in the 13th minute. Bone played a shot from 30 yards out that was headed toward the upper right hand corner of the net, but the UNCG goalkeeper was able to send it over the crossbar for a corner kick.
Wake Forest tallied its second goal of the game on a goal from da Luz in the 32nd minute. Schilawski played a one-touch pass to da Luz outside the 18-yard box. Da Luz dribbled into the penalty area and fired a shot from 13 yards out that found the upper right hand side of the goal.
Matt Foxx had a chance to get the Spartans on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute as he again found himself with an open look at goal. Fitzgerald was once again able to make a diving save to keep UNCG scoreless.
The Spartans had one final first half opportunity in the 38th minute. Foxx had another chance to score, but his shot attempt was off target and sailed wide left of the goal.
UNCG had the best chance in the early stages of the second half. Foxx was able to get behind the defense, but his first touch from 12 yards out was too hard and a charging Fitzgerald was able to stop any shot attempt.
Wake Forest narrowly missed its third goal of the game in the 78th minute. Kyle Adams had a shot attempt in front that was saved by a UNCG defender. The deflection came right to Sean Randolph, who had a look from close range, but his shot was deflected over the cross bar for a corner kick.
The Deacs made the score 3-0 on Bone's goal in the 82nd minute. Bone stole the ball in the center of the field and dribbled toward the 18-yard box. He fired a shot from 16 yards out that found the back of the net to put Wake in front 3-0.
UNCG goalkeeper Peyton Ford played the entire 90 minutes, allowing three goals and making four saves.
Foxx led the Spartans offensively with four shots attempted, including one shot on goal.
Wake Forest returns to action on Friday, October 9, when it hosts conference leader and second-ranked North Carolina. Start time at Spry Stadium is slated for 7 p.m. The game is part of Wake's annual alumni weekend and the Demon Deacon 1989 ACC Championship team will be honored at halftime of the match.