Cummings' Hat Trick Sparks 7-1 Victory at Delaware
Sept. 25, 2011
NEWARK, DEL. - A hat trick by senior Emily Cummings and goals from four other Demon Deacons were the highlights of the game as Wake Forest routed the Delaware Blue Hens, 7-1, at Rullo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The win gives the Deacs a 2-7 record in 2011, while Delaware drops to 5-5 on the season. It was also Wake's first non-overtime victory of the year.
The Deacons dominated the game from start to finish, taking an early lead on Cummings' first goal in the fourth minute and never looking back. The redshirt senior also netted goals in the 31st and 57th minutes for the first hat trick of her career.
Freshman Christine Conroe (40th minute), sophomores Kari Walkley (38th minute) and Adelaide Knott (63rd minute) and junior Lizzie Rae (17th minute) provided the other fireworks in the offensive show of force. Conroe's goal was the first of her collegiate career.
Delaware's Kasey Prettyman scored the lone goal of the day for the Blue Hens in the 44th minute off an assist from Kelsey McKee.
The seven-goal performance is the most that the Deacons have scored since a 9-1 victory against Appalachian State on Oct. 24, 2010.
For the season, Rae now leads Wake Forest with nine points and Walkley trails just behind with eight. Walkley also holds the team lead in goals with four.
The Demon Deacons will return to the field next Friday, Sep. 30, for their second home match of the season at Kentner Stadium. They are set to face No. 2 North Carolina in a rematch following the heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss in Chapel Hill on Sep. 18. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.