Wake Forest Men's Soccer Notebook: September 7
Sept. 7, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest freshman Sean Randolph's diving header goal against Indiana was ranked sixth on ESPN Sportscenter's Top 10 Plays for Sunday, September 6.
With the game tied at one in the 72nd minute, Austin da Luz played a beautiful pass to Randolph, who was making a run down the right side of the 18. Randolph's diving header from six yards out beat the IU keeper on the right side to give the Demon Deacons a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish. The goal for Randolph was the first of his collegiate career.
Highlights from Wake's 2-1 victory over Indiana are available here.
Austin da Luz Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week: Senior midfielder Austin da Luz was named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week after his performance during the first week of the regular season.
Da Luz finished the week with two assists, assisting on the game-winning goal in victories against William & Mary and Indiana. Da Luz also contributed to Wake's first goal against Indiana, playing the corner kick that directly led to an Indiana own goal.
A native of Winston-Salem, da Luz was named to the all-tournament team at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. With the two assists on the season, he now has 26 career assists, which ranks him fourth in school history.
Wake Forest Moves to Fourth in Soccer America Top 25: With two wins and a tie to open the season, the Wake Forest men's soccer team moved up one spot to fourth in the latest Soccer America Top 25.
The Demon Deacons opened the year with a 1-0 home victory against William & Mary. Over the weekend, Wake Forest claimed a tie and a victory over a pair of ranked opponents. The Deacs tied No. 12 Notre Dame 1-1 on Friday, before winning at No. 7 Indiana 2-1 on Sunday.
Akron claimed the top spot in the poll, followed by North Carolina, which fell a spot to second. St. John's, Wake and Creighton round out the top five of the poll.