Soccer Gameday: No. 20 Wake Forest at No. 22 Notre Dame
The Demon Deacons wrap up their three-game road swing on Friday against the Irish
Sept. 28, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)
• No. 20 Wake Forest will take on 22nd-ranked Notre Dame in a top-25 matchup on Friday, Sept. 29 at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The match is set for 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
Last Time Out
• The Demon Deacons fell to Boston College, 1-0, on Sept. 24. The Eagles' Olivia Vaughn scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute.
• Lindsay Preston recorded a season-high six saves in the contest.
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. 20 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. The Deacs also debuted at No. 15 in the NCAA RPI last week and move to No. 21 this week.
• The Demon Deacons' offense is in the top-half of the conference. Through 11 games, the Deacs are third in the league with 66 points (22g, 22a). Their 22 assists are good for second in the league while the 22 goals are good for third.
• The Deacs are currently 2-1-0 in conference play, matching their conference win total from the 2016 season.
• Wake Forest finished the 2016 slate with seven regular-season shutout victories, just three shy of the program record of 10 set in 2006 and 2009. The Demon Deacons have recorded six shutout victories this season through 11 games.
Scouting Notre Dame
• The Demon Deacons have yet to defeat the Fighting Irish, as Notre Dame holds a 6-0-1 series advantage, including a 3-0-1 lead in South Bend.
• The Irish are 2-1-0 in conference play this season after defeating Clemson and NC State and falling to Duke. Most recently, the Irish defeated No. 24-ranked NC State, 4-0.
• Three members of the Fighting Irish have recorded double-digit point totals this season. Sophomore Jennifer Westendorf leads the way with 17 (5g, 7a), while sophomore Natalie Jacobs has 15 (6g, 3a) and graduate student Sandra Yu has 11 points (4g, 3a).
• Sophomore keeper Brooke Littman holds all of the decisions for Notre Dame this season. She has a .756 save percentage and 0.94 goals-against average in 2017.
• The Deacs return to Spry Stadium for the first time since Sept. 15 to take on Virginia Tech on Oct. 5. The match is set for 7 p.m.