Emerson Nets Two in Return as Demon Deacons Edge Coastal Carolina, 2-1
Kyle Emerson scored two goals in limited action, returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for the fall season
Kyle Emerson scored two goals in limited action, returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for the fall season

March 31, 2012

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CONWAY, S.C. - The Wake Forest men's soccer team used two unanswered goals by sophomore Kyle Emerson to defeat Coastal Carolina 2-1 in its third spring game on Saturday, March 31.

Coastal Carolina took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute, but Wake Forest answered in the 27th when Emerson took a pass from Andy Lubahn and beat the Coastal Carolina keeper from 14 yards out.

The sides would go into halftime knotted at 1-1, and the Deacs looked dangerous early in the second stanza with four good looks.

Coastal Carolina, however, held firm on defense until until 10 minutes remaining when the game-winner came off a CCU deflection. A Chanticleer defender left a loose ball inside the box where Emerson seized the opportunity to notch his second goal with a touch into the net.

For the match, Wake Forest held a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal. Deacon keeper Michael Lisch made five saves in the full 90 minutes between the sticks.

Wake Forest is now 1-1-1 this spring and will have a week off before returning home to face West Virginia on April 14 at Spry Stadium.

 

 

 

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