No. 7 Demon Deacons Earn 2-1 Comeback Win over NC State
The first goal of Riley Ridgik's career came at a good time for the No. 7 Wake Forest women's soccer team. The freshman got on the end of a Jackie Logue free kick in the 70th minute and flicked it into the net from close range to give the Demon Deacons a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over NC State on Thursday evening in Raleigh.
Bledsoe Sets Shutout Record as No. 4 Deacs Tie No. 10 UNC
Aubrey Bledsoe earned her 10th shutout of the season, setting a new Wake Forest single-season record, as the No. 4 Demon Deacon women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw with No. 10 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill.
Wake Forest will play two matches against in-state rivals this week.
The 13th-ranked Demon Deacons will host NC State at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Spry Stadium before traveling to take on No. 10 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
How to Catch the Games
Thursday's game will be broadcast via the All-Access package on WakeForestSports.com. Nick Sebesta (play-by-play) and Meghan Cox (analyst) will have the call.
Sunday's game at North Carolina will be broadcast on ESPN3. Kyle Straub (play-by-play) and Leea Murphy (analyst) will have the call. It will also be available on WCHL radio in Chapel Hill and Carrboro with Paul Connell (play-by-play) and Hampton Dellinger (analyst) calling the game.
Live stats for both games will be available, with a link provided on WakeForestSports.com
The Wake Forest women's soccer Twitter account @WakeWSoccer will tweet live updates during both games.
Wake Forest is unbeaten in 15 straight games against NC State and has won the last nine in a row. The Demon Deacons lead the overall series 14-5-1 and are 6-2-0 against the Wolfpack at Spry Stadium.
North Carolina holds a lopsided 25-1-2 advantage against Wake Forest, but the Deacons and Tar Heels have tied their last two meetings.
Wake Forest has earned results in its last three matches against teams ranked in the NSCAA top-10. Last Sunday, the Demon Deacons tied No. 6 Duke on the road, and earlier in the season they posted victories over No. 4 Boston College and No. 7 Duke.
Wake Forest has allowed only 10 goals all season and currently ranks third in the ACC with a 0.60 goals against average. Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe is tied for second in the ACC with six shutouts.
Katie Stengel leads the team with five goals and 12 points this season, including penalty kick goals in the Demon Deacons last two games.
Two juniors have taken over first place in the Wake Forest career record books this season. Katie Stengel's 40 goals and 95 points along with Aubrey Bledsoe's 23 shutouts are all the highest totals in school history. Bledsoe's 0.87 career goals against average is also the lowest total for all Demon Deacon goalkeepers.
With starts against NC State and North Carolina, defender Jackie Logue would set the Wake Forest record for career starts. Logue has started 84 games in her career, one behind Liz McDowell's 85 from 1999-02.
Wake Forest and North Carolina head into the week tied for fourth in the ACC standings with 13 points.