No. 25 Wake Forest Falls 4-0 at No. 5 Virginia
Oct. 20, 2012
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - No. 25 Wake Forest could not overcome a three-goal halftime deficit against No. 5 Virginia on Saturday afternoon, falling 4-0 at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.
The Demon Deacons fall to 7-9 following the loss and are now 1-3 in ACC play for the year. Virginia improves to 14-3 and is 3-1 in conference games.
2012 Olympian Paige Selenski put the Cavaliers up 1-0 less than three minutes into the game after beating Kaitlyn Ruhf on a dribble through the defense, and Rachel Sumfest made the score 2-0 at the 8:17 mark off a cross from Selenski to the left post.
After falling behind early, the Deacs attempted to mount a comeback over the next 10 minutes, getting off three shots, two of which were on goal. Taylor Rhea had her shot saved by Jenny Johnstone just past the nine-minute mark and Krysta Wangerin had a shot blocked a few minutes later. Jillian Anzalone also had a shot on goal which was stopped by Johnstone.
Sumfest made it 3-0 for the Cavaliers in the 26th minute after capitalizing on a scramble in front of the cage. The sophomore tapped in her second goal of the game off a deflection to establish the three-goal halftime lead.
Just two minutes into the second half, Selenski struck again with the final goal of the game. She maneuvered her way around a defender and managed to hook her attempt past Ruhf for the 4-0 final score.
Kozniuk and McFadyen each had shots on goal in the second half, but the Deacons could not find the back of the cage despite those attempts.
Wake Forest will be back in action for its final home game of the season on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against California. Anzalone, Ruhf and Lizzie Rae will be honored as part of the pre-game Senior Day ceremonies at Kentner Stadium.