Wake Forest Men's Soccer Drops Spring Match 2-1 to VCU
March 24, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. - Freshman forward Sean Okoli netted his first goal of the spring, but the Wake Forest men's soccer team dropped a spring match 2-1 at VCU's Sports Backers Stadium on Saturday, March 24.
"It was a really spirited game, the pace of play was good and fast. It was a tournament-esque game," said assistant coach Ryan Martin. "I thought we created better opportunities overall and they had more possession, but they're a very talented team. I think they're going to have a really special team in the fall. We might see them again."
The pace was frenetic early and resulted in a nil-nil score after the first half, despite three quality opportunities for the Demon Deacons.
After the break, Wake Forest opened up the scoring with 15 minutes remaining in the match when junior Andy Lubahn found Okoli on a diagonal run to the box. Lubahn's cross went from the right flank to the six, where Okoli was able to beat the VCU keeper with a flick into the net.
VCU would score two goals over the next four minutes of run, however, to equalize and seal the win.
Goalkeeper Michael Lisch was credited with one save on the evening, as Wake Forest held the advantage in both corner kicks (6-4) and shots on goal (5-4).
The Deacs will be on the road again next week for another spring contest against Coastal Carolina on Saturday, March 31 in Conway, S.C. Match time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.