Soccer Gameday: No. 21 Wake Forest vs. No. 10 Virginia
Oct. 28, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)
• No. 5 seed Wake Forest will open its run in the ACC Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia against the No. 4 seeded Virginia Cavaliers. The game is set to air on ACC Network at 1 p.m.
• This is the Demon Deacon’s 20th ACC Tournament appearance and first since 2012.
Last Time Out
• The Demon Deacons clinched a spot in the eight-team tournament with a 3-0 victory over Miami at Spry Stadium on Oct. 26.
• Bayley Feist, Hannah Betfort and Estelle Laurier scored for the Demon Deacons with Feist, Betfort and Kahla Seymour recording assists. The team also recorded its 10th shutout of the year in the victory.
Wake Forest Storylines
• Wake Forest women’s soccer debuted in the national rankings for the first time since 2014 the week of Aug. 28 after starting the season 4-0-0. Currently, the Demon Deacons are ranked No. 21 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, No. 16 in the Soccer America poll and No. 17 in the TopDrawerSoccer poll.
• The Demon Deacon defense is among the best in the conference. Wake Forest’s 0.64 GAA is third in the league while the 12 goals allowed is also third. The Deacs’ ten shutouts are tied for second in the league. Lindsay Preston sits third in the conference with her .818 save percentage while her 0.67 goals against average is third in the ACC.
• The Deacs finished with a 5-3-2 record in conference play, the most victories since 2013 when they also tallied five 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 seven shutout victories this season through 18 games and have recorded ten total shutouts, the most since they tallied 14 in 2011.
• Last season, the Deacs were 5-6-0 in one-goal games. This season, Wake Forest holds a 5-2-0 record in one-goal games.
Scouting the Cavaliers
• The Cavaliers come into Sunday’s game with a 10-4-4 overall record and a 5-2-3 mark in conference play. The Cavs are coming off a 1-0 loss to Duke on Oct. 26 and a 2-1 win over Boston College on Oct. 22.
• Virginia holds a 17-7-3 all-time series lead over the Deacs and come into Sunday’s contest winning the last four matchups.
• The Cavaliers hold a +15 goal differential this season thanks to Veronica Latsko and Taryn Torres, who have six goals each.
• Laurel Ivory has played nearly 1700 minutes in goal this season, allowing 13 goals and a 0.69 GAA. She has a .705 save percentage.
•With a win over the Cavaliers, the Demon Deacons will face the winner of No. 8 Boston College at No. 1 Duke. That matchup would take place Nov. 3 in Charleston, South Carolina.