Six Deacons Score in 6-1 Victory over Davidson
Oct. 9, 2012
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Six different players scored for No. 22 Wake Forest on Tuesday evening at Belk Turf Field in Davidson, N.C., fueling a 6-1 victory over the Davidson Wildcats.
The win was the 19th in a row in the series for Wake Forest (5-7, 1-2 ACC). With the loss, Davidson fell to 6-7 overall and 3-0 in NorPac play.
Jess Newak got the Deacons off to a lightning-quick start, scoring just 16 seconds into the contest off an assist from Taylor Rhea. Newak collected the ball in the center of the circle and dribbled past Davidson goalkeeper Sarah Fisher before launching the first goal of the game to give Wake a 1-0 advantage.
Jess McFadyen added the second goal of the night for the Deacs in the eighth minute on a well-played penalty corner. McFadyen inserted to Anna Kozniuk, who tallied the assist by kicking the ball back to McFadyen for the score. The goal gave the junior new single-season career-highs in both goals (eight) and points (18), and she leads the team in both categories this season.
Wake's third goal of the first half came off the stick of Kari Walkley at the 18:11 mark. Madi Julius fired a shot on goal, but Fisher was unable to keep the ball under control. Walkley grabbed the rebound and sent it into the back of the cage for a 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats got on the board late in the half with a goal from Brooke Osborne. She redirected a shot from Finley Amato and beat Kaitlyn Ruhf to make the score 3-1 heading into halftime.
The Deacs came out firing yet again in the second half, increasing their lead to 4-1 on a goal by Rhea at the 44:45 mark. Kozniuk passed across the circle to the left side of the cage, finding Rhea perfectly in stride for her seventh goal of the season.
Kozniuk netted a goal of her own in the 60th minute. In a goal reminiscent of her game-winner against Michigan earlier this season, the Vancouver native fired a blast from the edge of the circle straight into the top left corner of the cage, giving Fisher no chance to make a save on the shot.
The Demon Deacons capped off the scoring at the 64:53 mark on their first penalty stroke of the season. Jillian Anzalone successfully converted the attempt for her first goal of the season, finalizing the 6-1 victory for the Deacons.
Valerie Dahmen played the entire second half between the pipes for Wake after subbing in for Ruhf. The freshman has now seen action in five games in 2012, giving up just four goals in 145 minutes of work.
The Deacs dominated much of the game, outshooting the Wildcats 21-3 and tallying seven corners to Davidson's five. The game was also Wake's second of the season with six different scorers, the first coming in an 8-0 victory over Appalachian State on Sept. 14.
Wake Forest will be back in action twice this weekend. The Deacs will take on No. 21 William and Mary (10-4, 3-2 CAA) in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. and will then return to Kentner Stadium on Sunday afternoon for a 12:00 p.m. meeting with Louisville (8-6, 1-2 Big East).