No. 15 Deacs Set for Road Trip to Chapel Hill
Sept. 28, 2012
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest field hockey team will go on the road for the first time this season as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
Wake Forest (4-5, 1-1 ACC) has already played the Tar Heels (10-1, 1-0 ACC) once this season in Winston-Salem on Sept. 16. Despite Anna Kozniuk's late goal, North Carolina claimed a 2-1 victory in the non-conference tilt.
Taylor Rhea, who has collected goals in four of her last five contests, now leads the Deacons in scoring with five goals. In Wake's last time out, a 3-0 victory over Delaware last Sunday afternoon, Rhea netted a goal in each half to help seal the win. Krysta Wangerin scored the other goal in that game, and currently leads the team in total points with 11.
The Demon Deacons have established themselves as a strong second half team this season, outshooting opponents by a 68-51 margin and outscoring them 12-8. Overall, the Deacs hold a 143-115 advantage in shots and a 69-60 advantage in corners over their opponents.
North Carolina enters the contest after notching a 6-0 win at Davidson on Tuesday evening. Loren Shealy led the way with a pair of goals, while Charlotte Craddock, Caitlin Van Sickle, Rachel Magerman and Katie Plyler each added one score apiece.
Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany leads the Tar Heels with nine goals, while Kelsey Kolojejchick has tallied 30 points with eight goals and 14 assists. Goalkeeper Sassi Ammer has also logged three shutouts for North Carolina this season.
Wake Forest trails in the series history, 40-19-3, and earned its last victory in the series in a 2-1 upset during the ACC Semifinals on Nov. 7, 2008.
A live stream of the matchup will be available here once the game is underway.
After Saturday's game, Wake Forest will return to action next Wednesday, Oct. 3, when Ohio (5-5, 0-1 MAC) will travel to Kentner Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.