No. 16 Deacs to Host Duke on Friday
Wake Forest looking for its first conference win after tying its first two ACC games
Sept. 20, 2012
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By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 16-ranked Wake Forest men's soccer team will try to pack Spry Stadium on Friday night when it hosts Duke in the team's first ACC home game of the season at 7 p.m.
The Demon Deacons will be giving away free scarves to the first 500 students who arrive at the game.
In addition, Friday night's game is the WakeForestSports.com Game of the Week. Fans who check in at the marketing table will be entered into a season-long raffle, with the Grand Prize of two men's basketball season tickets and a Wake Forest prize pack being chosen in a drawing at the conclusion of the fall season. Other prizes include four tickets to a men's basketball ACC home game, four tickets to a men's basketball non-conference game and four women's basketball season tickets.
HOW TO CATCH THE GAME
The game will be streamed live on WakeForestSports.com, as Evan Lepler will have the call.
You can also get continuous live updates via the Wake Forest men's soccer Twitter account (@WakeMensSoccer).
LAST TIME OUT
Wake Forest remained perfect at home after defeating Georgia Southern 3-1 at Spry Stadium.
Jalen Robinson and Michael Gamble each scored first-half goals, while Luca Gimenez added the final goal just a few minutes into the second half.
By winning in regulation, the Demon Deacons snapped a streak of three straight double overtime games.
Duke enters Friday night with a 3-3-0 overall record and a 1-1-0 record in ACC play. The Blue Devils lost to Virginia, 1-0, on Sept. 7 and defeated Clemson, 2-0, on Sept. 14.
Goalkeeper James Belshaw is the reigning ACC Player of the Week after recording a pair of shutouts and scoring a goal on a penalty kick in the win over Clemson.
Sebastien Ibeagha leads the way with three goals and seven points, while Nick Palodichuk has added two goals.
The Blue Devils lead the all-time series with Wake Forest 23-13-6 and have won the last two meetings.
The Deacs were last victorious over Duke in 2009 when they defeated the Blue Devils twice, 3-0 and 4-2.
Wake Forest will remain at home for a third straight game on Tuesday when it hosts Appalachian State at 7 p.m. at Spry Stadium.