Soccer Gameday: No. 2 Wake Forest vs. App State
The Demon Deacons open a three-game homestand against App State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Sept. 11, 2017
The Last Meeting
September 6, 2016
• No. 2-ranked Wake Forest returns home for three-straight games in Winston-Salem, beginning with a non-conference matchup against App State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Last Time Out
• The Demon Deacons rebounded from a loss with a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Louisville on the road.
• The Cardinals scored first in the 16th minute before the Deacs responded with three unanswered goals.
• After Louisville All-American defender Tim Kubel drew a red card in the 34th minute, Jon Bakero knotted the score at 1-1 less than 30 seconds later. Ema Twumasi and Omir Fernandez scored in the second half as the Deacs earned the victory.
Wake Forest Storylines
• The Demon Deacons have one of the most prolific offenses in the nation to date this season. Wake Forest ranks tied for first in the nation with 17 goals, and holds the sole lead in both assists (22) and points (56).
• Last year, it took the Deacs 13 games to reach 17 goals, compared to just five this season.
• Three Demon Deacons have already totaled at least 10 points after only four did so all last year: Jon Bakero (12 pts - 4g, 4a), Luis Argudo (11 pts - 5g, 1a), and Brandon Servania (10 pts - 2g, 6a). Each of them ranks in the top 20 nationally in points - Bakero is third, Argudo 10th and Servania 16th.
• A senior in 2017, Argudo has discovered a new scoring touch in his final season, scoring five goals in the last four games. He entered the season with two total goals in his first three years - one as a freshman with Elon and one at Wake Forest last year.
• The Deacs are now 10-0-1 in the last 11 ACC-openers, with the last loss coming to No. 6 Duke in 2006.
Opponent And Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series against App State, 20-2, including an 18-game winning streak dating back to 1987. The Demon Deacons have earned shutouts in five-straight meetings.
• Last year, Ian Harkes scored a 38th-minute penalty kick and Tane Gent found the back of the net twice in the final six minutes as the Deacs earned a 3-0 win, out-shooting the Mountaineers by a 23-2 margin.
• The Mountaineers enter with a 2-2-1 overall record, most recently falling to ETSU. All their games have been decided by a goal or less, including an exhibition draw against NC State.
• Wake Forest is set to take on Pittsburgh as part of Homecoming on Saturday at 7:30 on ACC Network Extra, and the Deacs will also honor the 2007 National Championship team.