Gameday Central: No. 15 Wake Forest at App State
The Demon Deacons head to Boone to take on the Mountaineers Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)
- After a two-game homestand, Wake Forest heads to Boone, N.C. on Wednesday Oct. 4 to take on Appalachian State at 7 p.m.
Last Time Out:
- Wake Forest dropped its second-straight ACC game, falling, 2-0, to No. 3 Virginia on Friday, Sept. 29. The Cavaliers enjoyed a 19-3 shot advantage and a 13-1 edge in penalty corners. However, the Demon Deacon defense stood tall most of the way, holding Virginia off the scoreboard until midway through the second half.
- Wake Forest rebounded Sunday, Oct. 1 with a comeback 4-3 win over Liberty. The Deacs faced deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half, but quickly cut their deficit to one both times. Starting the second half trailing, 3-2, the Deacs held the Lady Flames to one second-half shot attempt and netted two goals of their own to complete the comeback.
- After contributing an assist earlier in the game, junior midfielder Megan Anderson delivered the game-winner with less than 20 minutes remaining after receiving a pass from Karlee Spirit and beating the keeper from a difficult angle to put the Deacs in front.
- The Demon Deacons own a 34-16-1 all-time record against Appalachian State. Wake Forest’s last loss to the Mountaineers occurred on Oct. 24, 1991.
- The Deacs have won 25 straight matchups against Appalachian State and head coach Jen Averill, who arrived in 1992, has never lost to the Mountaineers.
Wake Forest Storylines:
- The Deacs sit at No. 15 in the NFHCA weekly poll, after winning five of their last seven games.
- Junior forward Jule Grashoff had her streak of five-straight games with a goal snapped this past weekend, but she did tie a career-high with two assists in the team’s 4-3 win over Liberty on Sunday, Oct. 1.
- Nicola Pluta added another goal in the team’s win over Liberty on Oct. 1. Pluta has scored four times in just seven games and the team is 4-0 in games that she has netted a goal.
Scouting the Mountaineers:
- The Mountaineers sit at 4-7 overall and 1-3 in the MAC through the first half of the 2017 season.
- App State’s Taylor Cimbalist leads the team with seven goals this season. Cimbalist is tied with Savannah Stevens for the team lead with two assists.
- The Deacs return to Kentner Stadium this Sunday, Oct. 8 to host the Richmond Spiders at 1 p.m.