No. 9 Duke Sneaks Past Wake Forest, 1-0
Oct. 6, 2016

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest women's soccer team was unable to take advantage of its opportunities in a 1-0 loss to No. 9-ranked Duke at Spry Stadium on Thursday night.

The Demon Deacons (8-5, 0-5 ACC) held a slight 10-9 advantage in shots, but were unable to put any past the Blue Devils' (9-2-2, 4-0-1 ACC) keeper EJ Proctor.

Wake Forest's best chance of the day came in the 17th minute. After a through ball into the box by Bayley Feist, Peyton Perea's open look from 10 yards hit square off the right post and was cleared away.

Less than two minutes later, Christina Gibbons sent a cross into the box from the left side for Duke, and Imani Dorsey finished it off far post from short-range for the game-winner at the 18:03 mark.

Wake Forest had a 5-3 advantage in shots in the second half. The Deacs put two on target in the final 12 minutes, but the efforts by Kendall Fischlein and Claudia Day were saved.

Lindsay Preston had a strong performance in goal, saving five of the six shots on goal she faced. Perea led the Deacon offense with five of the team's 10 shots.

Wake Forest took the only corner kick of the game, while Duke committed one more foul (8-7).

The Deacs are on the road on Sunday, traveling to No. 10 North Carolina for a 1 p.m. contest.



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