No. 2 Wake Forest Field Hockey Team Crushes Pacific, 5-1
Sept. 3, 2006
PALO ALTO, CALIF. - The No. 2 Wake Forest field hockey team picked up its fourth consecutive victory as five different Demon Deacons scored in a 5-1 routing of Pacific, Sunday afternoon. The win improves Wake Forest to 4-0 overall, while Pacific drops to 3-2 on the season.
In the win, senior Jamie Whitten picked up a pair of assists, while senior Tracey Scott scored her fourth goal of the weekend, after earning a hat trick in Saturday's game against Stanford. The Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. native has scored in three of the four games this season and currently leads Wake Forest with five goals. She also has one assist on the year.
Scott wasted no time getting Wake Forest on the board with an unassisted goal three minutes into the game. Sophomore Michelle Kasold followed suit and put the Deacs up by two with another unassisted goal at the nine minute mark.
The Deacs continued to dominate through the first half, despite the Tigers taking four shots during the period. Freshman Melissa Martin earned her first career goal as she connected off a cross from sophomore Christine Suggs. Senior Lauren Crandall then put the Deacs into the break with a four-goal advantage, scoring off a corner with two minutes remaining in the half.
Wake Forest did not back down in the second stanza, taking 17 shots, while surrendering 11 to the Tigers. Junior Chelsea Cipriani scored the final goal for the Deacs off a corner that was assisted by Whitten and Kasold.
With two minutes remaining in the match, Pacific's Katy McDonough scored off a deflection, marking the first goal that the Deacs have given up this season.
On the night, the Demon Deacons took 26 shots to the Tigers 15 and earned nine penalty corners to Pacific's five. Senior Kristina Gagliardi played 60 minutes in goal and earned three saves, while sophomore Crystal Duffield played the remainder of the game and had four saves. In goal for Pacific, Valerie Niles played the entire game and had eight saves.
The Demon Deacons will close out their trip to California against Cal on Monday, Sept. 4.