Deacons to Wrap Up Season Series with BC and Maryland
Kadija Fornah has recorded a career-best 360 kills in 2011.

Nov. 17, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will begin its season-ending, three-match road trip this weekend when the Demon Deacons travel to play Boston College on Friday at 7 p.m. and Maryland on Sunday at 2 p.m.

All three teams come in with similar records, as Wake Forest is 7-20 overall and 4-13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boston College and Maryland are both 3-14 in league play, while the Eagles are 7-21 overall and the Terrapins are 9-20 overall.

The Deacs enter the weekend after a pair of losses to nationally-ranked Florida State and Miami at home on Friday and Saturday. Wake Forest pushed the Seminoles to five sets and was able to take one set off of the Hurricanes.

With 360 kills on the season, senior Kadija Fornah has set a new personal single-season high. She is currently tied for the 16th most by any Demon Deacon in one season, and if she can amass 40 kills in the last three matches, she will become just the 10th player in school history to reach the 400-kill mark for a season.

Danae Rosendall and Dani Thompson have also put together some of the best years by freshmen in a single season.

Thompson has tallied 413 digs on the year, which is the ninth most in school history by any player regardless of class and is the third most by any freshman in school history. Trina Maso de Moya recorded 496 digs as a freshman in 1998, and Megan Thornberry recorded 472 digs as a freshman in 2007.

Rosendall has dished out 981 assists in her first year as the starting setter for the Deacs, ranking 15th overall for a season and fourth by any freshman in a season. Her total is only behind Dylan Faulkner (1,347 in 2006), Julie Cowley (1,154 in 1996) and Kelsey Jones (1,069 in 2007).

 

 

The middle hitting duo of Andrea Beck and Carlin Salmon also continues to be highly effective for the Deacons. Beck has recorded 236 kills and a .329 hitting percentage, while Salmon is second on the team in both kills (258) and hitting percentage (.310).

Earlier in the season, the Demon Deacons defeated Maryland at home 3-0 before falling to Boston College 3-0. The Terrapins are also in the middle of a season-long 13-match losing streak, and the Eagles have not won since defeating Wake Forest, dropping their last eight contests.

Wake Forest will wrap up its season on Tuesday when the team travels to play Duke at 7:00 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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