No. 2 Wake Forest Shuts Out Elon, 2-0
Oct. 17, 2017

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ELON, N.C. -- No. 2 Wake Forest earned its third-straight shutout and stayed unbeaten on the road in a 2-0 win over Elon at Rudd Field on Tuesday night.

The win was the 11th in a row for the Demon Deacons (14-1-0), who handed the Phoenix (4-4-6) its first home loss of the season.

Playing against his former school, Luis Argudo notched the game-winner in the 26th minute. When the Deacs had a potential breakaway, Elon was called for a handball in the box. Argudo put away the penalty kick to make the score 1-0.

With the Phoenix attempting to rally in the second half, the Deacs mounted a counter-attack in the 89th minute. Ema Twumasi set up a short-range Hank Gauger goal to cap off the victory.

"I'm proud of the group to get the win and the shutout, but it wasn't our greatest performance by any stretch of the imagination," head coach Bobby Muuss. "It was a non-emotional performance, I told the guys already. But needless to say it's a win on the road against a team that has had our number here in years past."

Andreu Cases Mundet saved the only shot on goal he faced en route to his sixth solo shutout of the season, Wake Forest's seventh as a team.

The Deacs had advantage in shots (10-7), shots on goal (4-1) and corner kicks (8-1).

STILL STREAKING
• Wake Forest ran its winning streak to 11 games, longest since 18 from the end of 2007 (five games) to the start of 2008 (13 games).
• The Deacs have a double-digit unbeaten streak for the second-straight season after going 11-0-2 over a 13-game stretch in 2016.

ON DECK
• The Deacs hit the road for the final time in the regular season, traveling to Boston College on Saturday at 6 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.
• With two league games remaining, the Demon Deacons can clinch a share of their third-straight ACC Atlantic Division title, and the top seed in the ACC Tournament, with a win or draw against Boston College or Syracuse.

 

 

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