No. 13 Wake Forest to Clash with No. 4 Princeton
Aug. 31, 2012
Wake Forest Notes
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Fresh off a dramatic win over Michigan, No. 13 Wake Forest will welcome No. 4 Princeton into Kentner Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest competed in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge last weekend, dropping a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker to No. 12 Iowa and downing No. 10 Michigan 2-1 on a last-minute goal by Anna Kozniuk.
Storylines to Follow
Freshman Krysta Wangerin scored nine minutes into her collegiate debut against Iowa and leads the Deacons with six shots through the first two games.
The Deacs have gone young in the starting lineup so far, starting four freshmen (Jess Newak, Madi Julius, Wangerin and Kali Vicars) and getting strong results from the group.
Jess McFadyen has been the Deacs' standout defensive player thus far after making numerous stops and a critical defensive save last weekend.
Kozniuk's game-winning goal against Michigan was the third of her short career. She is tied with Kari Walkley and trails only Lizzie Rae's five for the active team lead.
Through her first two contests, Kaitlyn Ruhf has registered a save percentage of .778, more than 10 percent higher than her mark in 2011.
How to Catch the Game
Live stats for the matchup will be available here once the game has gotten underway.
This Weekend's Opponent
Princeton heads into Kentner Stadium ranked No. 4 in the latest NFHCA poll and picked up a 5-2 victory over Duke behind a hat trick from Kathleen Sharkey in its season opener on Friday evening.
The Tigers secured a berth in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, falling in the first round to eventual national semifinalist Connecticut.
The Demon Deacons and Tigers have met just twice. In the first meeting, Princeton defeated Wake Forest 3-1 in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, but the Deacs claimed revenge last season with a 3-2 win on the road in overtime.
Wake Forest will open its conference schedule at Kentner Stadium next Saturday against Duke at 1:00 p.m.
The last time Duke traveled to Kentner Stadium, the Deacons downed the Blue Devils 3-2 after penalty strokes on September 11, 2010.