Gameday Central: Field Hockey Set for Home Opener Against North Carolina
Sept. 7, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

Gameday Central | Wake Forest vs. No. 4 North Carolina and No. 23 Ohio State
Game 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 4 North Carolina - Friday, Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
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Game 2 Wake Forest vs. No. 23 Ohio State - Sunday, Sept. 10, 1:00 p.m.
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Location Winston-Salem, N.C. (Kentner Stadium) Facility Info
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The Matchups:

- After opening the season with four straight road games against Big Ten teams, Wake Forest finally returns home for their ACC opener against No. 4 North Carolina on Friday night at 6 p.m.
- On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Deacs step out of conference to host No. 23 Ohio State at 1 p.m. It will be their fifth and final scheduled matchup with a Big Ten opponent this season.

Series Notes:
- The Demon Deacons have lost 17 of their last 18 meetings against the Tar Heels, dating back to 2008. However, the Deacs won the last time the two teams met at Kentner Stadium, prevailing, 3-2, on Oct. 23, 2015.
- Wake Forest has won four of the six previous meetings with the Buckeyes. Last season, the Deacs won, 4-2, in Columbus. The last time the two teams met at Kentner, Wake Forest prevailed with a 3-2 overtime win in 2015.

Last Time Out:

- The Deacs endured a tough weekend in University Park, Pa. as the team dropped a pair of games to Indiana and No. 7 Penn State.
- Wake Forest fell to Indiana, 1-0, despite holding a 15-9 shot advantage for the game, including an 11-1 edge in the second half.
- The Deacs lost at No. 7 Penn State, 6-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Demon Deacon Storylines:
- The Deacs are now ranked No. 19 in the NFHCA Coaches Poll.
- Sophomore forward Nicola Pluta was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team
- Although the Deacs were picked to finish 6th in the conference by the league’s coaches, all seven teams in the ACC will begin the season ranked in the top 15 in the nation.
- Junior Jule Grashoff is off to a hot start to 2017, scoring three goals in the team’s first four games.

- Fans can celebrate the team’s home opener by wearing black.
- The first 200 students that wear black will receive a free Wake Forest rally towel.

Looking Ahead:
- Wake Forest returns to the road to take on No. 5 Syracuse next Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.



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