Haley Scott Scores a Pair in 4-0 Victory Over VCU
Oct. 16, 2005
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Junior Haley Scott put away two goals and added one assist, helping lead the No. 1 Wake Forest field hockey team past Virginia Commonwealth, 4-0, Sunday afternoon in Kentner Stadium. The win improves the Demon Deacons to 14-0 on the season and increases their non-conference winning streak to 63.
Scott currently has nine goals and five assists on the season and scored the first two for the Deacs against the Rams. She closed the day with four of the team's 34 shots. Junior Lauren Crandall, who scored the final goal for Wake, took eight shots. Freshman Christine Suggs rounded out the scoring for the Deacs with her 10th of the season. She also added an assist on the day.
Wake Forest took control of the game early, taking five penalty corners and one penalty stroke in the first 11 minutes. Not allowing the ball to cross the 50, Wake Forest finally connected at the 14:11 mark when senior Kelly Wood passed it to Scott low on the far side of the circle. After the goal, Wake didn't give VCU much time to recover as the ball remained in their territory for the reminder of the half.
In the beginning of the second period, Wake didn't waste anytime and Christine Suggs quickly brought the ball down the near sideline to the bottom of the field. Dribbling it on the baseline into the circle she expertly passed it to Scott, who finished the play with her second goal of the game. Three minutes later, the two did it again, this time with Scott crossing it to Suggs, who finished it off.
The final goal for the Deacs came with less that three minutes to play when Wake Forest was rewarded a penalty corner. Taking the initial shot, Crandall caught her own rebound and slammed it past the goalkeeper for her third of the season.
As a team, Wake Forest out-shot Virginia Commonwealth, 34 to 2 and only allowed two penalty corners to the Ram's 15. Junior Kristina Gagliardi made two saves on the day and earned her 14th win and fourth shutout of the year. VCU's Laura Baker had 14 saves in 70 minutes of action.
The Demon Deacons will next face Radford on Oct. 19. Game time in Kentner Stadium is set for 7 p.m.