No. 2 Wake Forest Pushes Win Streak to 10 with Win over Hokies
Oct. 14, 2017

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- No. 2 Wake Forest ran its winning streak to 10 games with a 3-0 shutout over Virginia Tech at Spry Stadium on Saturday night.

The Demon Deacons (13-1-0, 6-0-0) improved to a perfect 6-0-0 in ACC play for the first time in program history. The Hokies (7-6-0, 2-4-0 ACC) had won five of the last six entering the game.

Jon Bakero tallied his second-straight multi-goal game, while Ema Twumasi added a goal and two assists.

After a scoreless first half, the Deacs struck less than five minutes into the second period. In the 49th minute, Twumasi dropped a pass off to Bakero who blasted a shot inside the far post from 20 yards out for what proved to be the game-winner.

Twumasi added a goal of his own in the 66th minute. After an Omir Fernandez header was saved, Twumasi was there for the close-range finish to make the score 2-0.

Bakero capped off the scoring in the 85th minute. A sequence of passes from Twumasi to Joey DeZart to Bakero set up the senior captain's fourth goal of the past two games.

Wake Forest outshot Virginia Tech by a 22-7 margin, including an 11-1 advantage in shots on goal. The Hokies committed 28 fouls compared to seven for the Deacs.

Andreu Cases Mundet made one save for his fifth solo shutout of the season. Ben Lundgaard recorded eight saves for Virginia Tech.

CLOSE TO CLINCHING
• Wake Forest has 18 points in the ACC Atlantic Division, five ahead of Louisville, currently in second with 13.
• With two league games remaining, the Demon Deacons can clinch a share of their third-straight ACC Atlantic Division title with a win or draw against Boston College or Syracuse.
• A win would also clinch the top seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament.

BAKERO CLIMBING THE CHARTS
• With four points on Saturday, Jon Bakero moves into sole possession of sixth place with 88 points in program history.
• He also ranks seventh with 32 career goals and tied for sixth with 24 assists.

GENNA WILEY MEMORIAL GAME
• Wake Forest wore pink jerseys in honor of Genna Wiley, the late wife of former athletic trainer Steve Wiley. Genna passed away in 2007 after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
• The team auctioned off the jerseys and raised $3,486 for the fight against breast cancer.

STREAKIN' DEACONS
• Wake Forest won its 10th straight game, the program's longest winning streak since claiming the first 13 games of the 2008 season and last five games of the 2007 campaign.
• The Deacs had a 13-game unbeaten streak last season, going 11-0-2 in that span.

ON DECK
• Wake Forest hits the road for back-to-back games, beginning with a Tuesday evening trip to area rival Elon.

 

 

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