Wake Forest Battles Alabama to Scoreless Draw
Lindsay Preston saved the only two shots on goal.
Aug. 28, 2015

Box Score

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Wake Forest and Alabama played to a scoreless draw at the Alabama Soccer Complex on Friday night in the Demon Deacons' road-opener.

The game included a pair of half-hour lightning delays, and didn't wrap up until 11:30 p.m. ET (10:30 p.m. local time).

The Deacs (1-0-1) held advantages in shots (18-10), shots on goal (7-2), and corner kicks (3-1), but were unable to put away any of the opportunities.

Bayley Feist, Lizzy Kinkler and Kendall Fischlein each took four shots, but Alabama (1-1-1) keeper Emily Rusk was up to the challenge, saving all seven of Wake Forest's shots on goal.

Lindsay Preston was equally effective, though tested to a lesser extent. She saved Alabama's two shots on goal to extend the Deacs' season-opening scoreless streak to 200 minutes.

Two of Wake Forest's best chances came from Feist in the opening half. She took a pair of open headers, but missed each time just to the right of the frame.

Rusk made a pair of nice saves back-to-back early in the second half, with a diving effort to stop Kendal Robino's shot and a jumping effort to stifle Jenna Romano's attempt, in the 51st and 52nd minutes, respectively.

Then, a lightning delay halted the game in the 53rd minute. Play restarted, but was again stopped 20 minutes later.

 

 

After just one Deacon played the full 90 minutes in the win over Georgia, seven played all 110 minutes against Alabama: Preston, Kinkler, Sarah Teegarden, Maddie Huster, Madison Baumgardner, Ally Haran and Sarah Medina.

Wake Forest is back in action Sunday, heading to Samford for a 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time) game.

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