Field Hockey Downs No. 23 Ohio State
Sept. 10, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 19 Wake Forest field hockey team downed No. 23 Ohio State, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Kentner Stadium.

The Demon Deacons scored in the third minute and held the lead the rest of the game, as they dominated the shot count and controlled possession to seal the win.

Junior Jule Grashoff enjoyed another outstanding game for Wake Forest, scoring for the second straight game to bring her season total to five. Megan Anderson delivered a team high two assists.

Overall, Wake Forest won the shot battle, 16-4, and only conceded one corner, which came in the final minute of the contest.

The Deacs struck early, as they earned a corner in the game's third minute after not earning one in their Friday night game against North Carolina. After Shannon Eby made the stop, Grashoff fired from just inside the circle and beat the Ohio State keeper to the top right to put the Deacs up, 1-0, early. The rest of the half was a defensive battle, with neither side able to generate offense.

In the second half, the Deacs extended their lead in the 42nd minute on Emily Adamson's third goal of the season. Attacking from the right side of the circle, Anderson fed Nicola Pluta, who zipped a pass to Adamson directly in front of the net to put the Deacs up, 2-0. After the Buckeyes answered with a goal of their own just six minutes later, Wake Forest sealed the win in the 56th minute on freshman Elisha Evans' second career goal, which also came off a corner and was assisted by Anderson.

The win is the Demon Deacons second straight over a ranked opponent and evens up the team's record at 3-3.

Up next, Wake Forest heads back to the road to take on no. 5 Syracuse next Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.


 

 

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