Arnoux Scores Twice in 36 Seconds to Lead No. 1 Wake to 3-0 Victory
Oct. 21, 2008
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Junior forward Cody Arnoux scored two goals in 36 seconds to lead No. 1 Wake Forest (14-0-1, 4-0-1 ACC) to a 3-0 victory over Davidson (2-11-1, 1-3-0 SoCon) on Tuesday night in front of a school-record crowd of 1,921 at 1992 Team Field.
The Deacons controlled the game offensively, holding a 25-9 shot advantage, including taking 13 shots on goal. The Deacs had 10 corner kicks compared to five for the Wildcats.
On the same day that he was named ACC Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Week, Akira Fitzgerald made one save to record his 10th shutout of the season, the second most clean sheets in a season at Wake Forest. Davidson goalkeeper Robby Goldsberry made 10 saves and gave up three goals.
The victory extends Wake Forest's unbeaten streak against non-conference opponents to 38 games. The Deacs are 10-0 against non-ACC foes in 2008.
Wake Forest had a couple of good chances on a cross and a corner kick early in the game but the Davidson goalkeeper was able to clear the ball away from danger. Wake's first shot of the game came in the 15th minute on a 24-yard blast from Corben Bone that sailed high and wide.
Wake Forest got on the board with 20:42 left in the first half. Sam Cronin played a pass to Arnoux on the left side of the 18-yard box. Arnoux's shot hit off the right post and went into the left side of the net.
Arnoux added his second goal of the game just 36 seconds later. Franks played a pass to the top of the 18-yard box. Arnoux's right-footed shot found the back of the net for his 11th goal of the year. The two goals in 36 seconds is the fifth-shortest time between goals in the history of Wake Forest men's soccer.
The Deacons nearly made it 3-0 with 18 minutes remaining in the half. Marcus Tracy played a cross to Arnoux, who played a back pass to a streaking Mike Lahoud. Lahoud had a chance from point blank range but his shot sailed high.
Wake Forest added its third goal of the game with 42:25 left in the game. Lahoud played a pass to Zack Schilawski, who sent a shot from inside the 18-yard box into the right side of the net.
Arnoux nearly netted his second hat trick of the season with 23 minutes remaining in the game. Arnoux attempted a shot from inside the 18-yard box but the Davidson goalkeeper made a diving save to keep the score at 3-0.
Davidson had its best scoring chance of the game in the final minute of the contest. The Wildcats attempted a cross inside the six-yard box, but the ball was cleared away by Danny Wenzel to keep the Wildcats off the scoreboard.
Wake Forest now leads the all-time series 22-4-1 and the Deacons have won the last 11 meetings against Davidson.
Wake Forest returns to Spry Stadium for its final home game of the regular season on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (ET) to face Boston College. The Deacons will honor the 2008 senior class in a pregame ceremony. The game against the Eagles will be shown live on the web on ACC Select.