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Miami Set to Face Wake Forest Sunday

Miami Set to Face Wake Forest Sunday

Date: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. EST

LocationWinston-Salem, N.C.

Stadium: Spry Stadium

Following their first ACC win of the season, the Hurricanes (4-5-2, 1-4 ACC) hit the road to battle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-3-2, 2-3 ACC) Sunday afternoon.

The Matchup

Miami has downed the Demon Deacons in series history, most recently toppling the Deacs in 2016. Last year, Wake Forest claimed a 2-1 victory in double overtime.

Last Time Out

The Hurricanes stuffed the stat sheet with a season-high three goals, upsetting the 24th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies, 3-1, Thursday evening at Cobb Stadium.

Sophomore defender Adrianna Serna scored her first career tally in the 39th minute and sophomore midfielder Lauren Meeks totaled her team-leading second goal 20 minutes later. Junior forward Katerina Molina put on the finishing touches, finding the back of the net in the 64th minute. 

She’s A Keeper

Melissa Dagenais started her senior campaign without conceding a goal across the first 419 minutes. Dagenais paces the ACC in saves (52) and saves per game (4.7). The 6-foot-1 netminder made a season-best 11 saves against Mississippi State on Aug. 18.

There’s No “I’ In Team

Eighteen Hurricanes have appeared in at least nine of the first 11 contests. Ten different players have recorded at least two points, with eight Canes finding the back of the net.

Tracking The Hurricanes

With their first victory versus the Hokies in six seasons, the Hurricanes collected their first win over a top-25 team since Oct. 24, 2019, when Miami bested then-No. 15 Clemson, 3-2, in double overtime. Under head coach Sarah Barnes, the Hurricanes have knocked off three ranked foes.

Miami remained unbeaten through its first five matches for the first time since 2013. The Hurricanes registered four straight clean sheets to begin the fall campaign.

Scouting The Demon Deacons

Wake Forest enters the weekend with an 8-3-2 record, including a 2-3 mark in ACC action and a 5-1-1 ledger in Winston-Salem. In their last match, the Demon Deacons fell at No. 7 Duke, 2-1.

The Deacs are led by redshirt junior netminder Kaitlyn Parks, who paces the ACC with seven shutouts. Wake Forest has conceded only eight goals, which is tied for the third fewest in the league.

Offensively, the Demon Deacons boast a balanced attack, with Olivia Stowell, Alex Wood, Giovanna DeMarco and Emily Morris all notching four tallies.

Looking Ahead

The Canes conclude its road slate when Miami visits NC State Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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