Wake Forest Closes Non-Conference Slate at Davidson
Nov. 1, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest closes the non-conference portion of its schedule on Tuesday night, traveling to face the Davidson Wildcats. Start time is set for 7 p.m.
The Demon Deacons enter the contest with a 7-7-2 record and have won two consecutive matches. Wake Forest is coming off an exciting 4-3 win over Boston College last Friday in the final home game of the regular season. Sophomore forward Andy Lubahn netted his first career hat trick in the victory, including scoring his fourth game-winning goal of the season. Junior midfielder/defender Luke Norman also found the back of the net against the Eagles for his first goal of the season. Freshman midfielder Chris Duvall assisted on three of the Wake Forest goals.
Lubahn leads the Deacs with seven goals and 14 points on the season. He also has a team-leading four game-winning goals. Freshman midfielder Luca Gimenez is second on the team with 10 points, scoring four goals and two assists. Sophomore defender Anthony Arena (2g, 0a) and freshman midfielders Kyle Emerson (1g, 2a) and Chris Duvall (0g, 4a) each have four points on the year.
Redshirt senior Akira Fitzgerald has a 7-7-2 record and a 1.27 goals against average. Fitzgerald leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 71 saves and has three shutouts on the year.
Davidson brings a 6-5-6 overall record into Tuesday's tilt. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-1 win over Presbyterian College last Saturday.
Alex Caskey and Mark Millard are tied for the team lead in points for Davidson with 14 each. Millard has a team-best six goals to go along with two assists, while Caskey has scored five goals with a team-leading four helpers. Yannick Pilgrim has three goals and three assists on the campaign.
In goal, Chip Sanders has seen the majority of the minutes for the Wildcats, playing 1619 minutes on the season and compiling a 6-5-6 record with a 1.17 goals against average. Sanders has made 77 saves, while recording six clean sheets.
Wake Forest and Davidson are meeting for the 29th time in series history. The Deacs hold a 23-4-1 edge in the all-time series against the Wildcats, including a 10-3-0 edge when the two teams play at Davidson. The Demon Deacons have won 12 straight meetings against Davidson, including a 4-1 win in Winston-Salem last season.
Live stats and a recap of Tuesday's match will be available on WakeForestSports.com.
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