Soccer Gameday: No. 17 Wake Forest at Michigan
The Demon Deacons wrap up their Big Ten road trip against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
Sept. 9, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)
• The Demon Deacons wrap up their Big Ten roadtrip against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out
• In the first-ever meeting between the programs, Wake Forest defeated Michigan State, 4-1, in East Lansing. Bayley Feist and Estelle Laurier recorded two goals each, their first career multi-goal games. Peyton Perea recorded two assists while Sofia Rossi and Reci Smith picked up an assist as well.
Wake Forest Storylines
• Wake Forest women’s soccer is nationally ranked for the first time since 2014 when the team began the season ranked No. 14 by Soccer America and No. 21 by the NSCAA. Currently, the Demon Deacons are ranked No. 7 by Soccer America and No. 17 by both United Soccer Coaches and TopDrawerSoccer.
• The Demon Deacons’ offense is among the best in the nation. Through seven games, the Deacs rank seventh in total offense with 55 points (19 g, 17a). Their 19 goals are good for seventh in the nation while the 17 assists come in at 10th.
• Wake Forest finished the 2016 slate with seven shutouts, just one shy of the program record of eight set in 2013. The Demon Deacons have recorded four shutouts through seven games this season.
Scouting the Wolverines
• This will be the second meeting in program history between the Demon Deacons and Wolverines. Wake Forest defeated Michigan, 1-0, in Spry Stadium on Nov. 11, 1999. The Wolverines are coming off of a 2-1 loss to No. 11 South Carolina.
• Redshirt junior Taylor Timko leads the Wolverines with three goals this season while Abby Kastroll, Sarah Stratigakis and Jada Dayne have two each.
• Michigan has split time in goal between three keepers with Sarah Jackson leading the trio with 265 minutes in goal and a 0.68 goals allowed average.
Spreading the Wealth
• Wake Forest has had a balanced attack early in the season with multiple student-athletes recording points.
• Sixteen Deacs have recorded one or more points this season while ten have three-plus points.
• Eleven Demon Deacons have scored goals while 14 have recorded assists.
• The Deacs’ 83 shots have been taken by 16 players while the 47 shots on goal have been by 15 players.
• The Deacs return home to open ACC play against Pitt on Sept. 15 in Spry Stadium. That game is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.