Wake Forest Routs Davidson 4-0
Oct. 22, 2013
By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMSoccer)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest attack was in full force against Davidson, as the Demon Deacons outshot the Wildcats 25-4 and earned the 4-0 shutout victory on Tuesday night at Spry Stadium.
The Deacs, who were playing their final regular season game against a non-conference opponent, improve to 8-3-4 on the season, while the Wildcats drop to 6-8-1. In addition, the win was the 16th consecutive for Wake Forest over Davidson.
Andy Lubahn came off the bench and scored twice for Wake Forest, while Sean Okoli and Shane Powell each scored a goal. Lubahn now has five goals on the year, and Okoli is leading the way with six goals. For Powell, it was his first action as a Demon Deacon and he was able to score his first-career goal less than two minute after entering the game.
Lubahn's two goals also give him 27 for his career and move him into ninth place on Wake Forest's all-time goal scoring list. His 65 career points are currently tied for 11th all-time with Austin da Luz and Justin Moose.
The passing was crisp all night, leading to double assists on all four goals. Philip Parker turned in a career-best three assists, all in the second half, and Ross Tomaselli collected a pair. Ian Harkes, Ricky Greensfelder and Rafael Fagundo each had an assist, as well. The assists for Greensfelder and Fagundo were also the first of their careers.
Needing to make just one save on the night, Andrew Harris earned his third shutout of the season and the fifth one for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest started the attack early and got on the board in the ninth minute on Okoli's goal. Harkes played the ball to Tomaselli on at the top left of the box, and Tomaselli played Okoli through. His shot ricocheted off the keeper and went in at the far post. The Deacs continued to keep the ball in the attacking third, outshooting the Wildcats 11-3 in the first half, but the score stayed at 1-0 into the break.
Lubahn scored his first goal of the night exactly two minutes after the second half whistle had started play. Tomaselli played a long through ball down to near the left end line, and Parker crossed it to Lubahn at the face of the goal for a tap in.
He then made the score 3-0 in the 78th minute on a similar play. Parker's throw in led Greensfelder into the box on the left side, and Greensfelder again found Lubahn inside the six for another easy finish.
Powell capped off the scoring in the 84th minute. This time Parker served the ball from the right side of the field and found the head of Fagundo, who put the ball at the far post where Powell was there to knock it into the net.
Wake Forest has three ACC games remaining in the regular season, beginning with a road battle at Duke on Friday night at 7 p.m.