Deacs Beat George Mason on Teegarden's Penalty Kick Goal
Sarah Teegarden taking the game-winning PK shot (Brian Westerholt/Sports On Film).
Sept. 13, 2015

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Sarah Teegarden scored on a second-half penalty kick as Wake Forest women's soccer defeated George Mason, 1-0, at Spry Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Demon Deacons (3-2-2) put together a dominant performance by out-shooting the Patriots (4-3), 21-5, but several near misses and nice saves kept the Deacs off the board until the 67th minute.

Sarah Medina had a breakaway opportunity before being tripped up by GMU keeper Kirsten Glad in the box. Teegarden took the ensuing penalty kick and finished it upper-90 for the game-winner.

In the first half, Wake Forest out-shot George Mason 9-1, but didn't put a shot on target until the 42nd minute when Medina's shot was stopped on a diving save.

Wake Forest had several more chances in the second half, putting five shots on target. In the 62nd minute, Bayley Feist drilled a shot off the left post, nearly giving the Deacs the lead.

Shortly thereafter, Medina had a point-blank shot saved by another diving effort, before Teegarden's penalty a few minutes later put Wake Forest in front for good.

Wake Forest again split up the goalkeeping duties, as Nonie Frishette and Lindsay Preston combined for the Deacs' fourth shutout. Frishette went untested in the first half, while Preston (3-2-1) made three second-half saves to earn the win.

Glad made five total saves for the Patriots in a losing effort.

Teegarden and Medina led the Demon Deacon offense, combining for 12 shots and five of the team's six shots on goal.

TEEGARDEN'S STRONG START
• With six points on two goals and two assists, Sarah Teegarden has already matched her career-high from a season ago.
• The junior has recorded either a goal or assist in four of Wake Forest's seven games.

LONG TIME COMING
• Redshirt-senior Megan Curan made her first appearance since the NCAA Tournament in 2013. She redshirted last season with an injury.
• The midfielder entered in the final minutes of the contest.

DOMINANT DEFENSE
• Center backs Ally Haran and Monreau DeVos played the full 90 minutes in a dominant defensive effort, as did outside back Madison Baumgardner. Kate Ravenna and Maddie Brock combined at the other outside back position.
• Less than halfway through the season, Wake Forest is one away from its 2014 total of five shutouts.

ON DECK
• Wake Forest continues its four-game homestand on Friday, opening ACC play against Miami at 7 p.m.

 

 

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