Schilawski Scores Twice in Wake's 3-0 Win at South Carolina
Oct. 20, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Senior forward Zack Schilawski scored a pair of goals to lead No. 3 Wake Forest to a 3-0 victory against South Carolina on Tuesday night at Stone Stadium.
With the win, the Deacs improve to 10-2-2 on the season, while South Carolina drops to 7-5-2. Wake also runs its road record to a perfect 7-0 on the year.
Schilawski netted his second multi-goal game of the season. The Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist scored his team-leading seventh and eighth goals of the season. For his career, Schilawski now has 34 goals, placing him in fifth in school history. He also has 85 points in his career, also moving him into fifth in Wake Forest history.
Chris Estridge tallied the first goal of his collegiate career for the Demon Deacons. Estridge gave the Deacs a 3-0 lead with a goal in the 79th minute.
Akira Fitzgerald recorded his fourth shutout of the season. Fitzgerald made two saves en route to recording his 10th win of the season.
Wake Forest held a commanding 21-8 edge in shots in the match, including a 15-3 edge in the second half. The Deacs had 11 shots on goal, compared to two for the Gamecocks.
Schuyler Reardon led South Carolina offensively with three shots, while Blake Brettschneider attempted two shots.
Jimmy Maurer suffered the loss in goal for USC, making eight saves and allowing three goals.
South Carolina had the first chance of the game in the third minute. Brettschneider had an open look at goal from the top of the 18, but his shot went wide left of the goal.
Wake Forest drew first blood in the ninth minute. Adams played a cross from the left side of the field. The cross found the head of Schilawski in front of the net about eight yards out. Schilawski flicked the ball on goal and found the right side netting to put Wake in front 1-0.
Schilawski nearly netted his second goal of the game in the 28th minute. He had a shot from about 23 yards out in the center of the field that went just wide right of the net.
The Gamecocks had a good chance to equalize in the 35th minute. A long throw from the right side found the head of Evan O'Dell inside the six-yard box. O'Dell headed the ball off the cross bar and the ball eventually went over the end line for a Wake Forest goal kick.
Wake Forest came right back and had a scoring chance in the 39th minute. A South Carolina turnover led to a shot attempt from Corben Bone in the center of the field. Bone's attempt from 25 yards out required a diving save by Maurer to keep the lead at 1-0.
South Carolina had another chance to knot the score in the 44th minute. Off a free kick from 28 yards out, Brettschneider sent a rocket on goal, but Fitzgerald was able to make a diving save.
Wake Forest had an opportunity as time expired in the first half. Austin da Luz sent a shot on goal from 25 yards out. Maurer was able to make the save, but couldn't control the rebound. Schilawski attempted to come in and get a shot off the rebound, but he was unable to get a touch on the ball as Wake took a 1-0 lead into the locker room.
Luke Norman had Wake's first good scoring chance of the second half. Norman's shot from 18 yards out went right to Maurer, who was able to make the save for South Carolina.
The Deacs doubled the lead on Schilawski's second goal of the match in the 59th minute. Bone sent a cross into the box that was headed out by a South Carolina defender. The ball came right to the feet of Schilawski, who one timed a shot into the back of the net to make the score 2-0.
Norman nearly gave Wake a 3-0 lead in the 64th minute. Norman dribbled into the 18-yard box and fired a shot from 10 yards out that required Maurer to make a kick save.
Wake continued the pressure in the 67th minute. Da Luz unleashed a shot from 18 yards out that Maurer knocked over the cross bar for a corner kick.
Bone nearly scored for the Deacs in the 69th minute. He fired a shot that forced Maurer to make a diving save. The rebound off the save came right to Estridge, who sent his attempt wide right of the goal.
The Deacs had another chance for their third goal in the 71st minute. Ben Newnam's shot from the left side of the penalty area nearly curled into the right side of the net. However, the ball found the right post and went away to keep the score at 2-0.
Wake was finally able to break through for the third time in the 79th minute. Sean Randolph played a cross from the right side that found Estridge inside the six-yard box. Estridge's sliding shot beat the South Carolina keeper to make the score 3-0.
Wake Forest returns to Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday, hosting league leader and No. 5 Maryland. Start time at Spry Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.