Deacons to Face Notre Dame in NCAA Second Round
Kristen Meier and Marisa Park each had multi-point games against Georgia Southern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Nov. 14, 2012

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Deacs Head South to Face Notre Dame

  • Wake Forest will travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on Notre Dame in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Championship on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Demon Deacons are a No. 3 seed in the tournament, and the Fighting Irish are unseeded.
  • The Deacons defeated Georgia Southern 4-0 in the opening round of the tournament. The Irish downed Wisconsin-Milwaukee in their first round match.
  • The winner of Friday's second-round match will take on the winner of the Florida-UCF match on Sunday at 1 p.m., also in Gainesville.

How to Catch the Game

  • The match will be broadcast for free on GatorZone.com
  • Live stats will be available, with links provided on WakeForestSports.com and NCAA.com
  • The Wake Forest women's soccer Twitter account @WakeWSoccer will tweet live updates during the game.

Top Storylines

  • Wake Forest scored four second-half goals to defeat Georgia Southern 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Championship. It was the Demon Deacons' largest margin of victory in an NCAA tournament game since 1996.
  • Katie Stengel scored twice against the Eagles to push her team-leading scoring totals to nine goals and 21 points. She was named to Top Drawer Soccer's National Team of the Week for her performance.
  • With two assists against Georgia Southern, Kristen Meier moved into a tie for fifth-place in Wake Forest history with 18 career helpers.
  • Katie Stengel (first team) and Aubrey Bledsoe (second team) were named to the 2012 All-ACC Team. Both are repeat honorees. Stengel is the first person in Wake Forest history to earn first-team honors three times.
  • Stengel is returning to her home state of Florida this weekend. She grew up in Melbourne, Fla. on the coast.
  • Aubrey Bledsoe, Jackie Logue and Katie Stengel were all named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for the second year in a row. Logue made the team for the third year running.
  • Playing 90 minutes in goal against Georgia Southern, Aubrey Bledsoe moved into first place in school history for minutes played by a goalkeeper.
  • Wake Forest is one of seven ACC schools to advance to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Tournament History

  • Wake Forest is making its 17th-straight NCAA Championship appearance, which ranks as the sixth-longest active streak in the country. The Demon Deacons reached the second round for the seventh-straight year.
  • The Demon Deacons are one of the tournament's 16 national seeds for the seventh year in a row. They join Florida, Florida State and North Carolina as the only teams to be seeded in every edition of the tournament since 2006.
  • Last season, Wake Forest advanced to its first College Cup with wins over Oakland, Boston University, Penn State and UCF before falling to Duke in the semifinals.
  • Wake Forest and Notre Dame are meeting in the postseason for the first time. The Demon Deacons are 0-1-0 all-time in NCAA tournament matches in Gainesville, Fla. falling to Florida in 1996 in their first-ever tournament appearance.

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