Women's Soccer Loses Close Match to No. 9 Wake Forest, 1-0
Raleigh, N.C. – The NC State women’s soccer team (6-4-2, 1-3 ACC) suffered its third straight ACC defeat to No. 9 Wake Forest, 1-0, on Thursday, Oct. 5. The Demon Deacons’ (12-2, 4-1 ACC) goal was scored by Elizabeth Remy. Senior goalkeeper Megan Connors had nine saves in the match. With the loss, the Wolfpack falls to 6-4-2, 1-3 ACC and Wake Forest improves to 12-2, 4-1 ACC.
“We had good opportunities, but we squandered them,” said NC State head coach Laura Kerrigan. “Wake Forest had more opportunities and is a really good team. There’s a reason they’re ninth in the country.”
Wake Forest started strong in the game, netting six shots before allowing the Pack to make its first until 22 minutes in. With about 18 minutes left in the half, freshman Briana Cunningham crossed the ball to senior Karla Hutton who took a strong shot from the right, but the shot went wide. With less than five minutes to go in the half, Remy tried to post the Deacon’s first goal with a shot from ten yards out in the center, but Connors was quick to make the save. The game was scoreless at the half.
Four minutes into the second half, Wake Forest’s Megan Upchurch took a shot from a few yards out. Connors hit the ball away, and as Upchurch attempted to shoot the ball again, senior Michelle Massey kicked it away from the box. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Wake Forest had three of its 15 corner kicks in two minutes during the 31 and 30 minute mark. At the 25 minute mark, junior Jessica O'Rourke booted the ball from 15 yards out, but the shot went over the crossbar. At the 67:02 mark, Remy broke away from the Pack defenders and posted the game winning goal in the upper right corner of the net.
NC State travels this weekend to take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.