No. 1 Wake Downs Duke 3-0
Oct. 19, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. - The No. 1 Wake Forest men's soccer team defeated No. 15 Duke 3-0 in Durham on Friday night, marking the ninth Demon Deacon shutout of 2007.
The Deacons are now 4-0-1 in conference play and 11-0-2 for the year, while Duke is 2-2-1 in the ACC and 7-5-0 in 2007.
The win was Wake's first over Duke since 2003 and the first time since current goalkeeper Brian Edwards has been manning the net.
"It's an amazing feeling," Edwards said. "The guys played so tough. I was really proud of them. We've matured so much and this match really shows it."
Wake will break from ACC play to face Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. this Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Duke's Joe Germanese fired a missile just outside of the goal area in the 21st minute, but the shot was blocked and the Blue Devils looked to score on a corner kick by Zach Pope. The kick was long and the Deacs regained control.
Jamie Franks, Cody Arnoux and Marcus Tracy made charge down the field in the 26th minute. Arnoux made a quick pass to Franks who was waiting on the right flank to dodge the Duke defenders. Franks made a quick cross into a waiting Tracy who fired a center shot from 15 yards out. The goal put the Deacons up 2-0.
Despite the lead, the Deacons showed they weren't ready for the halftime time break when Michael Lahoud netted his third goal of the season in the 29th minute, taking the rebound off a shot by Arnoux. Franks had the feeder pass from the midfield.
Duke's Mike Grella, who scored the game-winning goal for the Blue Devils during the ACC championship last season, fired first for the home team in the second half just in front of the goal area. WFU goalkeeper Brian Edwards tracked the ball through the chaos and blocked the shot for his first save of the night. Tim Jepsen recovered the ball and made a second Blue Devil attempt but the ball was high and the Duke fire was cooled temporarily.