No. 4 Wake Forest Routs Appalachian State, 5-0
Oct. 3, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The fourth-ranked Demon Deacons received goals from five different players and blanked Appalachian State, 5-0, on Wednesday night at Kentner Stadium. Wake Forest improved to 7-4 on the season and picked up its second straight shutout, while the Mountaineers dropped to 2-9 overall.
Appalachian State received its only penalty corner of the game and took its lone shot of the night in the opening minutes. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Mann had no problem making the save to spark Wake's domination of the game.
Liza Casella took the Deacs first penalty corner and connected to Michelle Kasold, who tipped it to Liz Fries, who would knock in the Deacs' first goal at the 10:49 mark. Less than a minute later, Wake increased its lead to 2-0 after Regina Shannon tapped in the ball just outside the net for her second goal of the season.
The Deacs took six more shots before Minou Gimbrere extended the lead to 3-0 at the 23:47 mark.
Minutes into the second half, Aileen Davis fired a pass from the top of circle to Chelsea Cipraini, who was waiting next to the goal and one-timed the ball past Appalachian's goalkeeper Denise Adams. At the 38:30 mark Hilary Moore scored the Deacs' final goal to put Wake Forest up 5-0.
The Mountaineers kept up its defense, but the Deacs continued its oppressing offense barely letting the visitors cross midfield as Wake stole balls and intercepted passes throughout the waning minutes.
The Deacs recorded a season-high 36 shots, including 22 shots on goal. Kasold led the night with 5 shots, all on frame, while Moore and Gimbrere each took four shots.
Wake Forest is back on the road with a three-game road swing in California where it will face Cal on Friday, Oct. 12 in Berkeley before traveling to Stanford to face Pacific on Oct. 14 and the Cardinal on Oct. 15.