Deacs to Host ACC's Top Two Teams in Florida State & Miami
Nov. 10, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will wrap up the home portion of its 2011 schedule this weekend when No. 17 Florida State and Miami visit Reynolds Gym on Friday and Saturday.
The Demon Deacons are scheduled to play the nationally-ranked Seminoles on Friday at 7 p.m. before hosting the Hurricanes on Senior Night on Saturday at 5 p.m. Admission will be free for both contests.
Prior to the start of the match on Saturday, Wake Forest will recognize four seniors who will be playing in their final home match of their careers: Kadija Fornah, Cambrey Oehler, Carlin Salmon and Madison Vain. During their four years with the team, they have helped the Deacs post a record of 56-63 and were instrumental in the program's best-ever season in ACC play when the team won 11 conference matches a year ago.
Fornah, who currently ranks fifth all-time in Wake Forest history with 1,222 kills, has led the 2011 squad on offense all season. She is tops on the team with 325 kills and is second on the team with 251 digs.
Salmon has also helped the Demon Deacons in several areas, as she has a team-high 104 total blocks and is second on the team with 235 kills.
Oehler is third on the team with 214 digs as a defensive specialist, while Vain has appeared in six matches and recorded six kills.
Junior Andrea Beck, who was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Volleyball Team, has also been a force on offense, as she is third on the team with 205 kills and is the team leader with a .349 hitting percentage.
Wake Forest will look to freshman Danae Rosendall to run the offense. As the reigning ACC Freshman of the Week, she has totaled 909 assists on the year, while also contributing 81 kills and 157 digs. Her 64 assists last Tuesday against VCU were the most by any ACC player in a single match this season.
The Demon Deacons (7-18, 4-11 ACC) will be facing the top two teams in Florida State and Miami. The Seminoles have yet to lose a match in conference play (15-0) and are 21-4 on the season. Miami is 21-3 overall and 12-3 in the ACC.
On September 30, the Hurricanes swept Wake Forest, and two days later, the Deacs pushed Florida State to the brink before falling in five sets.
Wake Forest will travel to Boston College and Maryland next Friday and Sunday before wrapping up the 2011 on the road at Duke the following Tuesday.