Deacons Down Boston College 3-2 in ACC Quarterfinals
Rachel Nuzzolese scored the opening goal and assisted on Wake Forest's other two scores as the fifth-seeded Demon Deacons took their first step towards defending their ACC Championship, defeating fourth-seeded Boston College 3-2 on Sunday in Newton, Mass. in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC Tournament.
No. 5 Deacons Play to Thrilling Scoreless Draw with No. 17 Terps
Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe earned her ninth shutout of the season, tying the Wake Forest single-season record, as No. 5 Wake Forest and No. 17 Maryland combined for 34 shot, but none of them found the back on the net leaving the game to finish in a 0-0 double overtime draw at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. Saturday.
No. 13 Wake Forest will face two pivotal home ACC matches this week, hosting No. 4 Boston College on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Maryland on Sunday at 1 p.m.
How to Catch the Games
Both games this weekend will be streamed online via the Wake Forest All-Access Package on WakeForestSports.com. Evan Lepler (play-by-play) and Meghan Cox (analyst) will have the call
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 updates during both games.
In her first game back with Wake Forest after winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Katie Stengel scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Miami.
Stengel's goal was the 36th of her career, tying her with Jill Hutchinson (2006-09) atop the Wake Forest scoring charts.
Head coach Tony da Luz is only two wins away from his 200th win at Wake Forest. He is trying to become only the 10th coach across all sports to win 200 games at Wake Forest.
Seven of Wake Forest's 13 goals this season have come from set pieces. The Demon Deacons lead the ACC with 86 corner kicks taken this season.
Wake Forest is 2-2-2 in its last six meetings against teams ranked in the top five of the NSCAA poll. The Demon Deacons went 2-1-0 against top-five teams last season and are 1-0 this year after falling to No. 1 Florida State.
This Weekend's Opponents
Boston College is one of the few remaining unbeaten teams in the country, holding an 8-0-2 record (1-0-0 ACC).
The Eagles posted an impressive 8-1 blowout of Harvard in their most recent match after days earlier opening their ACC slate with a 5-1 home win over Clemson.
Maryland (6-2-1) has started the ACC schedule strong, defeating North Carolina and NC State in its first two conference matches of the season.
Redshirt senior Becky Kaplan has led the Terrapins with seven goals and 16 points this season.
Wake Forest is 3-5-0 all-time against Boston College. In the last meeting between the two teams, the Deacons posted a 3-2 win in Boston in the quarterfinals of last year's ACC Championship, snapping a five-match winless skid against the Eagles.
The Demon Deacons are 12-7-2 all-time against the Terrapins, including a lopsided 7-2-0 mark in Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest is on a seven-match unbeaten streak against Maryland dating back to 2006, though the last two matches between the two teams have ended in ties.