Wake Forest to Host No. 11 Northwestern on Tuesday
Wake Forest Notes
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest field hockey will face its first mid-week test of the season as No. 11 Northwestern comes to Kentner Stadium on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest stunned No. 9 Duke in double overtime on Kari Walkley's golden goal in the 97th minute that sealed a 3-2 victory after an hour-long rain delay.
Storylines to Follow
Junior Jess McFadyen notched the first multi-goal game of the season for the Deacs against Duke, scoring twice with assists from Anna Kozniuk off penalty corners.
Krysta Wangerin continues to star for Wake Forest as a freshman after tallying an assist on Walkley's game-winner. She has collected at least one point in three of Wake's four games.
Sophomore Tyra Clemmenson tallied her first career start against Duke, replacing Madi Julius in the starting lineup.
Through her first four contests, Kaitlyn Ruhf has registered a save percentage of .742, more than seven percent higher than her mark in 2011. She leads the ACC in saves per contest with 5.75.
How to Catch the Game
Live stats will be available here once the contest is underway.
Northwestern enters Kentner Stadium ranked No. 11 in the latest NFHCA poll. They defeated No. 9 Duke 4-2 in their last time out on Sunday.
The Wildcats have gotten off to a hot start this season as shown by their 6-1 record. They have already downed three top-20 teams in Stanford, California and Duke, with their lone blemish coming against No. 21 Northeastern.
The Deacs and Wildcats have a short history dating back to 1997.
The Demon Deacons lead the series 4-1.
Wake Forest has outscored Northwestern by a 23-4 margin across the five all-time meetings, including an 8-2 rout in the last meeting on Oct. 12, 2008, in Chicago.
Wake Forest will face Appalachian State on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Kentner Stadium.
The two share an extensive history dating back to 1972, and the Deacs lead the all-time series 29-16-1.
Wake won the last meeting 9-1 on Oct. 24, 2010, in Winston-Salem.