No. 16 Wake Forest Returns Home to Face Ohio
Oct. 2, 2012
WF-Ohio Game Notes
By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will return to Kentner Stadium after its first road trip of the year on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. to face non-conference foe Ohio in the first meeting between the two schools since 2008.
Last Time Out
Taylor Rhea and Jess McFadyen each scored for the Deacs, but Wake could not overcome a 3-1 halftime deficit and fell 3-2 to No. 2 North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Storylines to Follow
McFadyen and Rhea are now tied for the team lead in points with 12 apiece. Rhea also leads the team in goals with six and has scored in five of the last six games.
Kaitlyn Ruhf is second in the ACC in total saves (50) and first in the conference in saves per contest (5.00).
Lizzie Rae currently sits eighth in the ACC with an average of 3.20 shots per game.
Molly Murphy has played a key role in Wake's penalty corners as the primary shooter, setting up both goals against UNC last Saturday.
Head Coach Jen Averill needs just six more victories to reach 300 during her tenure at Wake Forest. She would join UNC's Karen Shelton and Maryland's Missy Meharg as active ACC coaches with 300 wins at a single school.
How to Catch the Game
Live stats for the game will be available here once the contest has begun.
A live stream will be available here beginning 30 minutes prior to the game.
Ohio has put together a 5-5 overall record in 2012 and nearly picked up an upset against No. 10 Northwestern in a 2-1 game on Sept. 23.
The Bobcats enjoyed a solid 2-0 win in their last time out at Saint Joseph's behind goals from Katherine Fenzel and Taylor Brown.
The Deacs and Bobcats have met six times dating back to 1990.
Wake Forest has won the last three meetings, including a 4-0 victory on Sept. 20, 2008, in the latest edition of the series.
The Demon Deacons also claimed the last meeting in Winston-Salem on Nov. 10, 2001, by a close 2-1 margin.
Wake Forest will go back on the road next Tuesday evening, Oct. 9, for a non-conference trip to Davidson at 6:00 p.m.
The Demon Deacons defeated the Wildcats 7-1 in Winston-Salem on Oct. 11, 2011, in the last meeting between the two. The Deacs have won the last 18 matchups in the series dating back to 1993.