Wake Edges Clemson in Double Overtime
Oct. 21, 2007
CLEMSON, S.C. - It looked like déjà vu on Sunday afternoon for the Wake Forest women's soccer team, but freshman Samantha Germano's goal in the 101st minute put WFU up 2-1 over Clemson and saved the Demon Deacons from their second consecutive ACC draw.
The win bumped No. 21 Wake up to fifth in ACC standings, just two points behind Miami and three points ahead of Duke. The Demon Deacons are 3-2-2 in the conference and 8-3-4 overall, while Clemson is now 8-3-4 for the season and 1-2-4 in the ACC.
Junior Whitney Berry landed her first goal since 2005, taking a pass from sophomore Kaley Fountain in the 56th minute. The Demon Deacons held onto the 1-0 lead for most of the period, but in the 86th minute Clemson's Samantha Foster tied the match at 1-1.
Just three days earlier, after leading 1-0 through 50 minutes of play, Wake gave up a tying goal in the 79th minute to the Duke Blue Devils. The score stayed set through both extra periods, giving the Deacs their second conference tie of 2007.
Sunday's match had all the makings of draw repeat, that is, until Wake's freshman midfielder Samantha Germano's unassisted goal 31 seconds into the second overtime set the final score at 2-1.
In Wake goalkeeper Amanda Barasha's first outing since splitting time with Laura Morse on October 5 in the Maryland match, the freshman keeper had a season high nine saves including five in the second period.
The Deacons are now in the final stretch of the 2007 season, beginning the last of three regular season matches this Thursday in Winston-Salem vs. Florida State for Wake's senior night.