Field Hockey Set for Tough Weekend at Indiana

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Sept. 14, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The fifth-ranked Demon Deacons are back on the road this weekend as they travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on Ohio on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Indiana on Sunday in a 1 p.m. game. Wake Forest is 3-2 after routing Radford, 6-1, in its home opener on Wednesday night.

Liz Fries scored two goals, while Chelsea Cipriani, Hilary Moore, Melissa Martin and Michelle Kasold each notched one goal apiece in the game. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Mann made her first collegiate appearance in the second half, while veteran goalkeeper Crystal Duffield notched four saves in the victory.

The Ohio Bobcats head into the weekend with a 4-2 record and are coming off a 2-1 double-overtime victory against No. 18 Albany. Ohio opened with a 2-1 win over then-No. 10 Duke, but lost in overtime to then-No. 6 Michigan State. Ohio won three straight games before losing to Albany last Sunday. Torrie Albini leads the Bobcats in goals (7) and assists (2) for a total of 16 points.

Wake Forest leads the all-time series 3-1-1 over the Bobcats. The last time the two programs met was in 2004 when the Deacs shutout the Bobcats 6-0 at home.

The Hoosiers hold a 4-1 record and have shut out their last two opponents by a combined score of 10-0. Indiana defeated St. Louis 8-0 and followed with a 2-0 win over Ball State. Hoosier goalkeeper Haley Exner was recently named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career. She has allowed just three goals this season, for a 0.67 goals against average and has made 17 saves.



Wake Forest leads the series 3-0. All games were played at home in Kentner Stadium. The Deacs recorded two shutouts, 6-0 and most recently 5-0 in 2005, over the Hoosiers.
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