No. 1 Deacs Battle Orange to Scoreless Draw
Oct. 27, 2017

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Top-ranked Wake Forest closed out the regular season with a scoreless draw against Syracuse at Spry Stadium on Friday night.

The Demon Deacons (15-1-1, 7-0-1 ACC), who had previously locked up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Men's Soccer Championship, will take on the winner of No. 8 seed NC State and No. 9 Virginia Tech on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. at Spry Stadium. The Wolfpack and Hokies square off the evening of Nov. 1.

Wake Forest peppered the Orange (6-8-3, 0-6-2 ACC) net with 22 shot attempts and nine shots on goal, but Syracuse keeper Hendrick Hilpert saved all nine. Andreu Cases Mundet picked up his eighth shutout of the season without being forced to make a save.

Jon Bakero led the Deacon offense with seven shots, including four on target. Ema Twumasi added three attempts while Luis Argudo, Brandon Servania, Bruno Lapa and Omir Fernandez added two apiece.

After a fairly even first half, Wake Forest went on the attack the rest of the game, holding a 17-4 advantage in shots the final 65 minutes, but none found the back of the net. The Deacs also had a 6-2 lead in corners.

ANOTHER UNDEFEATED ACC SLATE
• Wake Forest wraps up the ACC schedule with a 7-0-1 conference record, the unly unbeaten team in the league.
• The Deacs earn the accomplishment for the second time in three years under head coach Bobby Muuss, also finishing 6-0-2 in 2015.

SHUTOUT STREAK CONTINUES
• Wake Forest posted its fifth consecutive shutout, extending the shutout streak to 513:24 dating back to Oct. 6.
• The Demon Deacons have now had two shutout streaks of 500+ minutes this year, and three under Bobby Muuss.

THANK YOU SENIORS
• Wake Forest honored its five graduating seniors before the game: Luis Argudo, Jon Bakero, Steven Echevarria, Rafael Fagundo and Kevin Politz.
• The senior class has led Wake Forest to 61 wins the last four years, as well as three-straight ACC Atlantic Division titles.

 

 

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