No. 7 Deacons Blow By Miami 4-1
Wake Forest sophomore women's soccer phenoms Katie Stengel and Rachel Nuzzolese each scored twice to lead the No. 7 Demon Deacons past Miami 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Spry Stadium.
Deacons Fall to FSU in ACC Championship Game Shootout
Florida State's Tiffany McCarty scored an equalizing goal in the 85th minute and Seminole goalkeeper Kelsey Wys saved three Demon Deacon penalty kicks as Wake Forest lost a shootout 3-1 to Florida State in the 2011 ACC Women's Soccer Championship Match, after the two sides had played to a 1-1 draw through regulation and overtime at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Wake Forest will head to the Sunshine State to open the ACC season, facing Miami on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables and No. 1 Florida State on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee.
The Demon Deacons were picked to finish second in the ACC in a preseason vote of the league's head coaches.
How to Catch the Games
Both games this weekend will be available on ESPN3. Jared Schwartz and Ian Fuller will be the announcers for the game against Miami. Tom Block and Amanda DaCosta will have the call for the game against the Seminoles.
Live stats will be available for both games with links provided on WakeForestSports.com
The Wake Forest women's soccer Twitter account @WakeWSoccer will tweet live during both games and throughout the entire road trip.
Junior All-American Katie Stengel returns to the Wake Forest lineup after winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan as a member of the U.S. team. Florida State defender Kassey Kallman was a teammate of Stengel's on the U.S. team.
Stengel has been a prolific scorer against teams from her home state of Florida, totalling eight goals and two assists in eight career games against Sunshine State opponents.
Seven of Wake Forest's 12 goals this season have come from set pieces. The Demon Deacons lead the ACC with 74 corner kicks taken this season.
Wake Forest's match with No. 1 Florida State will be its first-ever against a top-ranked team other than North Carolina. The Deacons will be looking for their first-ever win against a No. 1 team.
This Weekend's Opponents
Miami brings a 4-2-1 record into ACC play and most recently defeated Idaho 3-0 at home last Sunday.
Tina Romagnuolo leads the Hurricanes with six points this season, with Ali Brennan close behind with five points.
The `Canes were picked to finish ninth in the ACC preseason poll.
Florida State enters the weekend as the consensus No. 1 team in the nation with a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Seminoles have a high-powered match-up with No. 2 Duke on Thursday before facing the Deacons on Sunday.
Tiffany McCarty leads Florida State with three goals and eight points. Dagny Brynjarsdottir has notched two goals and three assists for a total of seven points.
Florida State was picked third in the ACC preseason poll
Wake Forest is 7-0-1 against Miami and has won three straight against the Hurricanes, including a 4-1 victory in Winston-Salem last season.
The Demon Deacons are 12-7-4 all-time against the Seminoles, including 1-0-1 last season, but are only 3-5-0 in games played in Tallahassee.