No. 11 Irish Edge Deacs with Late Goal
Oct. 23, 2016

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A late goal cost the Wake Forest women's soccer team in a 1-0 loss to No. 11 Notre Dame at Spry Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Deadlocked at 0-0, Notre Dame's (11-2-4, 6-1-2 ACC) Megan McCashland had a one-touch goal in front of the net off a cross from Kaleigh Olmsted with less than two-and-a-half minutes remaining in regulation.

The Demon Deacons (10-7-0, 2-7-0 ACC) kept pushing forward and earned a corner, but were unable to get a shot off.

The teams were tied at 7-7 in shots until the Fighting Irish's game-winner. Bayley Feist took five of Wake Forest's seven shots, with four of them on target.

Kaela Little made four saves to earn the shutout for Notre Dame, while Lindsay Preston tallied three saves in the losing effort.

The teams were nearly identical statistically. Each side took six corners, while the Irish committed one more foul, 7-6.

It was the last home game for seven seniors: Maddie Brock, Kendall Fischlein, Taylor Kerxton, Kendal Robino, Jenna Romano, Sarah Teegarden and Caroline Wootten.

Wake Forest is back in action on Thursday, traveling to top-25 Virginia Tech for a 7 p.m. game in the regular season finale.

 

 

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