Deacons Roll Past Richmond 6-1
Freshman Emily Adamson scored her first collegiate goal against Richmond.
Sept. 13, 2015

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest field hockey won its fifth straight game with a 6-1 win over Richmond on Sunday at Kentner Stadium. Five different players scored in the victory.

The Demon Deacons have won five in a row after opening the season with a loss to improve to 5-1 on the year. Wake Forest remains undefeated at home with a 3-0 record.

Wake Forest saw seven players tally a point in the 6-1 win over Richmond. The Demon Deacons had five different goal scorers and two more players get on the scoresheet with an assist.

Jess Newak was involved in four of Wake Forest's six goals. She scored one and picked up an assist on three. Jule Grashoff added two goals.

The Demon Deacons took an early 2-0 lead in the game with goals in the sixth and 10th minutes of the game. Grashoff scored the first goal of the game, assisted by Newak and Newak followed with her own goal just three and a half minutes later.

Richmond cut the lead in half with a goal 11:45 in to the game from Kasey Gilbride. The Spiders had another corner attempt a few minutes later with an opportunity to tie the game but Jessy Silfer made an impressive clear to stop the threat.

In the second half Wake Forest broke the game open with four goals. Grashoff scored her second of the game in the 46th minute. Newak took the penalty corner and Shannon Eby picked up an assist on the play.

In the final 20 minutes Wake Forest got goals from Karlee Spirit, Krysta Wangerin and Emily Adamson. All three tallied their first goal of the season.

The Deacs outshot the Spiders 16-10 and had seven corners to Richmond's three, including a 5-1 advantage in the second half. Valerie Dahmen made four saves in just over 59 minutes of action. Freshman Cat O'Connor made her collegiate debut and played the final 10:28.

Wake Forest hosts a pair of ranked opponents next weekend at Kentner Stadium. On Friday No. 13 Old Dominion comes to Winston-Salem for a 6 p.m. match. On Sunday the Deacs hosts No. 17 Liberty at 1 p.m.