Deacs Beat New Hampshire, 4-0, Match Shutout Record
Sept. 4, 2016

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest women's soccer team matched the program record with its fifth-straight shutout, taking down New Hampshire, 4-0, in the final game of the Deacon Challenge presented by The Loop Pizza Grill at Spry Stadium on Sunday.

After heading into the break with a scoreless tie, the Demon Deacon (6-0-0) offense burst open for four goals in a span of less than 30 minutes in the second half to knock off the Wildcats (2-2-2).

Wake Forest has now gone more than 480 minutes since conceding a goal, as the Deacs have outscored foes 15-0 since the first half of the season-opening win against San Diego.

The shutout streak marks the third time Wake Forest has posted five straight shutouts (2009, 2006), and just the second time with five consecutive shutout victories (2006).

In Sunday's win, a pair of seniors, Jenna Romano and Maddie Brock, found the back of the net for the first time of their careers to put Wake Forest in front.

In the 50th minute, Brock sent a cross to Bayley Feist in the box, who found Romano open in front of the net for a tap-in goal which proved to be the gamewinner.

Feist picked up her second assist six minutes later, sending a through ball to Madison Baumgardner, who sent a cross through the box to Brock for the finish.

Baumgardner, a sophomore, also tallied the first score of her career less than three minutes later. After Caroline Wootten dropped the ball off to her, Baumgardner sent a line-drive shot inside the far post to push the score to 3-0 in the 58th minute.

Peyton Perea closed out the scoring in the 78th minute, sneaking a free kick inside the near post from 20 yards out.

Lindsay Preston and Nonie Frishette combined for the Deacon shutout. Preston saved the only two shots on goal UNH recorded.

By starting the year 6-0-0, the Deacs are off to their best start since beginning the 2009 season 7-0-0. Wake Forest has also already surpassed its 2014 (5-9-3) and 2015 (5-12-2) win totals.

Wake Forest closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule next weekend, playing host to Old Dominion on Friday at 7 p.m. and Davidson on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 

 

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