Soccer Gameday: No. 15 Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech
No. 15 Wake Forest returns home to Spry Stadium to face Virginia Tech on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Oct. 4, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)
• No. 15 Wake Forest returns home to Spry Stadium to face Virginia Tech on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
• Fans can receive free admission if they bring three cans to donate to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Those who donate will also receive a $5 Harris Teeter gift card, while supplies last.
Last Time Out
• The Demon Deacons defeated No. 22 Notre Dame for the first time in program history on Sept. 29. The Deacs entered the contest with a 0-6-1 all-time record against the Irish.
• Maddie Huster put the Deacs on the board in the 44th minute but the Irish countered in the 48th minute. Vicky Krug managed to find the net in the 88th minute to give Wake Forest the victory.
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. 15 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll and 16th in both the Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer polls. The Deacs also debuted at No. 15 in the NCAA RPI and moved to No. 17 this week.
• The Demon Deacons’ offense is in the top-half of the conference. Through 12 games, the Deacs are fourth in the league with 71 points (24g, 23a). Their 23 assists are good for third in the league while the 24 goals are good for fourth.
• The Deacs are currently 3-1-0 in conference play, the most since 2014 when they also tallied three ACC wins.
• 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 12 games.
• Last season, the Deacs were 5-6-0 in one-goal games. This season, Wake Forest holds a 4-1-0 record in one-goal games.
Scouting the Hokies
• In the last meeting between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech on Oct. 27, 2016, the Hokies took a 1-0 decision in the Deacs’ regular-season finale. Lindsay Preston had six saves on seven shots faced in the contest.
• The Hokies are looking for their first conference win, entering Thursday’s match 0-3-3 in conference play. Virginia Tech is 6-3-3 overall this season and 2-2-1 on the road.
• Senior Alani Johnson leads the Hokies with four goals this season while freshman Allyson Brown has three. Sophomore Mikayla Mance and senior Madi Conyers lead the team in assists with two.
• Sophomore keeper Mandy McGlynn has all of the Hokies’ decisions in goal this season. She has a .831 save percentage and a 0.86 goals allowed average.
• The Deacs remain at home to face No. 5 North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.