No. 17 Wake Forest Ties Kansas 1-1 on Senior Day
Oct. 7, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest's Katie Stengel scored on a penalty kick against Kansas, but the Jayhawks rallied back with a goal in the 73rd minute to tie the 17th-ranked Demon Deacons 1-1 on Sunday at Spry Stadium.
Stengel had given the Deacons (10-3-2) the lead in the 16th minute, converting the penalty after Kristen Meier drew a foul in the box, but Kansas' Caroline Kastor equalized on a second-half breakaway, and the game ended in a tie.
It was also the Demon Deacons' Kick for the Cure game as the team wore pink jerseys that were auctioned off, raising $1,640 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Wake Forest outshot Kansas 16-12 and held a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Deacons took an early lead after Kansas conceded a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Katie Stengel chipped a ball over the top to Meier, who was tripped up in the box by Kansas goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud. The referee pointed to the spot, and Stengel stepped up to convert the penalty kick, giving the Deacons a 1-0 lead.
Early in the second half, the Demon Deacons had two good chances to add to their lead as Stengel and Meier both pushed headers over bar from inside the six-yard box.
Meier came close to setting up Stengel for her second in the 65th minute, sliding a ball to junior right in front of goal, but Stengel's shot went wide right as she was hassled by a defender. A minute later, Alisha Woodson's shot from a corner kick was well-saved by Kansas' Kat Liebetrau.
Kansas tied the game in the 73rd minute, when Amy Grow sent a long through ball to Caroline Kastor and Kastor dribbled around Aubrey Bledsoe and finished into the vacant net.
Stengel blasted a shot in the 80th minute as the Deacons looked to reclaim the lead, but Liebetrau was there to grab it.
Wake Forest will travel to face Duke next Sunday, Oct. 14 in a match of the top two teams in the ACC preseason poll. The game will start at 1 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium in Durham and will be televised on the ACC's regional sports networks.