No. 13 Wake Forest Welcomes Appalachian State
Sept. 13, 2012
Wake Forest Notes
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - No. 13 Wake Forest will look to rebound against Appalachian State on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Kentner Stadium after dropping a mid-week tilt to Northwestern.
Last Time Out
Despite getting the first goals of the season from Molly Murphy and Taylor Rhea, the Deacons dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 10 Northwestern on Tuesday afternoon at Kentner Stadium.
Storylines to Follow
Jess McFadyen and Anna Kozniuk have starred on penalty corners for the Deacs this season, connecting three times on insertion plays.
Madi Julius returned to the starting lineup against Northwestern, continuing Wake's trend of starting four freshmen (Julius, Jess Newak, Krysta Wangerin and Kali Vicars) thus far.
Lizzie Rae and Taylor Rhea have combined for more than a quarter of total shots (23) and nearly half of the shots on goal (16) for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest has been a major threat in the second half of games this season, outshooting opponents 40-29 and tallying 18 corners to just 12 for opponents.
How to Catch the Game
Live stats will be available here once the matchup is underway.
A live stream of the game will also be available here.
Appalachian State travels to Kentner Stadium on a two-game winning streak after defeating Saint Louis and Pennsylvania by the same 3-2 score.
The Mountaineers have already matched their win total from all of 2011 with the two victories.
The Deacs and Mountaineers have a very long history dating all the way back to 1972.
The Demon Deacons lead the series 29-16-1, but have dominated as of late, winning the last 20 meetings. Appalachian State's last win came on Oct. 24, 1991, with a 1-0 victory in overtime.
Wake Forest has outscored the Mountaineers by an amazing 37-2 margin over the last five games in the series.
Wake Forest will face No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Kentner Stadium.
The contest will not be considered an ACC matchup for scheduling purposes.
Wake's last win against UNC came on Nov. 7, 2008, but the Tar Heels have won eight straight since then.