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Nov. 1, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Behind a goal and two assists from freshman Jess Newak, Wake Forest defeated Boston College 3-1 Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2012 ACC Field Hockey Championship. With the win, fifth-seeded Wake Forest advances to the semifinals for the 15th consecutive year.
Thursday’s result marked the fifth straight season that the Demon Deacons have eliminated the Eagles in the first round of the tournament, with the previous four being decided by one goal.
After a stalemate through most of the first half, Jillian Anzalone grabbed the lead for the Demon Deacons with seven minutes left in the first. Newak stopped a Jess McFadyen corner and dropped it to Anzalone who fired it past Boston College goaltender Leah Settipane for her second goal of the year and first since Oct. 9.
The two teams traded goals midway through the second half. Anna Kozniuk dribbled past a defender along the baseline and found Newak on the right doorstep for her fifth of the season. The Eagles converted a penalty corner just over two minutes later as Katlyn Soucy scored her fifth of the year, deflecting a Jacqui Moorfield shot to pull the score to 2-1.
With Settipane on the bench for an extra field player for the Eagles, freshman Madi Julius stretched the lead back to two goals for the Demon Deacons. Julius collected a long pass and flipped back and forth with Newak before knocking in the empty net goal.
The Demon Deacons advance to play top-seeded North Carolina Friday at 1 p.m.
More information on the 2012 ACC Field Hockey Championship can be found online at http://theacc.co/FHChamp.