WOMEN'S NEWS ...
No. 21 Wake Forest demonstrated that it is a legitimate national contender with Thursday's 3-0 win over No. 5 Florida State. The Demon
Deacons not only showed considerable attacking prowess from their 1-2 punch of Jill Hutchinson
and Kaley Fountain
they shut down the ACC's highest-scoring team.
Fountain, the former U.S. U-20, opened the scoring late in the first half with her eighth goal of the season, and Hutchinson finished off
the Seminoles with her ninth and 10th goals of the campaign. "You have to give credit to Wake Forest," said FSU coach Mark Krikorian
. "I thought they
were the better team tonight. They played harder than we did and they took advantage of their chances."
The shutout was the third in a row for goalie Amanda Barasha
. "With Laura [Morse]
out, Amanda has had to step up in goal," said Wake coach Tony da
, who earned his 199th career win. "She's been really thorough about her preparation for all the games. She has studied and watched video of each opponent. I'm really happy with the way
she's played for us."
-- The only other Top 25 teams in action on Thursday both played to 2-2 ties: No. 17 Maryland at Virginia and No. 18 BYU at San Diego State. * WOMEN'S TOP 25 ACTION: Friday, Oct. 9
No. 12 Rutgers vs. No. 9 Notre Dame (TV: Verizon FiOS, 7 pm ET) SEC:
No. 16 Georgia vs. No. 24 Mississippi (TV: FSS, 7 pm ET)
Sunday, Oct. 11
No. 25 Oregon vs. No. 1 Stanford ACC:
No. 17 Maryland vs. No. 6 Virginia
Tech Weekend Top 25 Schedule