Wake Forest Hosts No. 1 UNC in Game of the Week
Sept. 15, 2012
Wake Forest Notes | Game of the Week Information
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - No. 13 Wake Forest will welcome top-ranked North Carolina to Kentner Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the latest edition of the Wake Forest Game of the Week program.
Last Time Out
Lizzie Rae's hat trick paced the Deacs to an 8-0 rout of Appalachian State on Friday evening at Kentner Stadium. Molly Murphy, Kari Walkley, Krysta Wangerin, Jess Newak and Taylor Rhea each added a goal of their own.
Storylines to Follow
Senior Lizzie Rae notched the first hat trick of the season and the third of her career against Appalachian State and leads the Deacs with four goals.
Freshmen Lauren Rogers and Emily Smith made the first starts of their careers on Friday evening.
Krysta Wangerin continues to star for the Deacons with three goals and three assists through six games.
Head coach Jen Averill needs just seven more victories to reach 300 during her tenure at Wake Forest. She would join UNC's Karen Shelton (533) and Maryland's Missy Meharg (438) as active ACC coaches with 300 wins at a single school.
How to Catch the Game
Live stats will be available here once the game has begun.
A live stream of the matchup will also be available here beginning 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
North Carolina is ranked No. 1 in the latest NFHCA poll and boasts an impressive 6-1 record.
The Tar Heels defeated No. 8 Old Dominion 3-2 on Friday evening in their last time out.
Their lone loss of the season came on a 1-0 overtime setback at No. 2 Syracuse on Sept. 1.
The Deacs and Tar Heels have a storied history dating back to 1972.
North Carolina leads the series 39-19-3 and has won the last eight meetings.
Wake earned its last victory in the series in the ACC Semifinals on Nov. 7, 2008, in a 2-1 upset.
Wake Forest will face another tough ACC foe when it welcomes No. 4 Maryland to Kentner Stadium next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
The Demon Deacons dropped their lone meeting with the Terrapins in 2011, falling 5-0 in College Park, Md., on Sept. 24. Maryland has won the last eight meetings in the series.