Wake Forest Defeats ODU in NCAA First Round
Nov. 10, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Seniors Elizabeth Remy , Kristen Kemp and Lindsey Jaco all scored first-half goals to help lead the Demon Deacon women's soccer team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Old Dominion, Friday evening from Spry Stadium. The Demon Deacons advance to the second round of the tournament for the first time since the 2000 season and just the fourth time in program history.
The win improves Wake Forest to 16-5-1 overall and ties the school record for most wins in a season, which was set back in 1999.
In addition to the goals by the seniors, sophomore Amanda Lebo scored, while Sarah Winslow and Taylor Toombs all had assists in the win.
Old Dominion may have taken the first shots of the game seven minutes in, but Wake Forest held the advantage for the remainder of the half. The Deacs first quality opportunity came when Remy and Winslow paired up off a cross that resulted in a short header that sailed just wide of the goal. Three minutes later the duo connected again, this time with result favorable, as Winslow tapped a short ball to Remy, who slipped it in.
Wake Forest fired again with a goal from Kemp, who found herself alone in the box in the 24th minute. The Deacs continued to pressure the Monarch defense and scored once again at 34th with a goal from Jaco off a corner from Toombs. As the half continued, the Deacs outshot the Monarchs 12-3 in the first half and managed four corner kicks to just one from ODU.
The Demon Deacons closed the night with 20 shots, while the Monarchs finished with nine. Freshman Laura Morse picked up the win with three saves in 79 minutes of action. Lauren Tupman and Colby Owen split time in the goal and Tupman finished with five saves.
The win advances Wake Forest to the second round where the Demon Deacons will face Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 12. Game time at Spry Stadium is set for 1 p.m.