No. 17 Deacs Host UMass, Illinois in Home Tournament

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Wake Forest Hosts Home Tournament

  • No. 17 Wake Forest will host its home tournament this weekend as UMass, Illinois and Virginia Tech come to town for a series of games.
  • The game against Illinois will be the first in Wake Forest's new "Game of the Week" program. Fans at the game can register to be entered into a season-long drawing for two men's basketball season tickets.

Friday, September 9

  • Game #1: Illinois vs. Virginia Tech - 5:00 p.m. | Gametracker
  • Game #2: UMass at Wake Forest - 7:30 p.m. | Gametracker

Sunday, September 11

  • Game #3: Massachusetts vs. Virginia Tech - 11:30 a.m. | Gametracker
  • Game #4: Illinois at Wake Forest - 2:00 p.m. | Gametracker

How to Catch the Games

  • Live stats will be provided for all games of the tournament.
  • The games involving Wake Forest will be video streamed through the All-Access Package on
  • The Wake Forest women's soccer Twitter account @WakeWSoccer will tweet live during the games involving Wake Forest and will also give general info on all games of the tournament.

Top Storylines

  • Rachel Nuzzolese, Marisa Park and Riley Ridgik all put on multi-point performances for Wake Forest last weekend at the Princeton Invitational. Ridgik scored a career-high three points against Princeton and Park tied her career high with three points against Hofstra. Nuzzolese totalled three points against the Tigers for the ninth multi-point game of her career.
  • Ally Berry has earned three assists in the Deacons' first six games and is tied for second in the the ACC in that category. She has tied her previous season-high of three helpers, which was set in 2009 and tied in 2011.
  • Wake Forest is ranked in the top-10 of the Soccer Times and Top Drawer Soccer rankings and the top-20 of the NSCAA and Soccer America rankings.

This Weekend's Opponents

  • UMass enters the weekend with an even 2-2 record with wins over Albany and Bryant and losses to UCLA and Harvard.
  • Sophomore Moa Mattson has led the Minutewomen with three goals in four games.
  • Illinois sits at 3-1-1 with wins over UC Santa Barbara, Milwaukee and Western Michigan.
  • Six different players have scored the Fighting Illini's six goals this season. Steph Panozzo has played all five games in net.

Series Histories

  • Wake Forest's will be playing UMass and Illinois in women's soccer for the first time.
  • The Minutewomen and Fighting Illini join Richmond, Hofstra and Kansas as teams that the Demon Deacons will be playing for the first time during the 2012 season.



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