Wake Forest Defeats Virginia In ACC Women's Soccer Quarterfinal Action, 2-1
Nov. 1, 2006
CARY, N.C. - The Wake Forest Demon Deacons captured their first win in ACC Tournament play since 1999 defeating the Virginia Cavaliers 2-1 Wednesday evening in the final quarterfinal match-up of the 2006 ACC Women's Soccer Championship at the SAS Soccer Complex in Cary, N.C. Sophomore midfielder Amy Smerdzinski broke a 1-1 tie putting away a loose ball in front of the net from two yards out for the win.
Wake Forest got things going at 32:39 in the first half as Amanda Lebo scored off a free kick from 20 yards out for an early 1-0 lead. The sophomore midfielder fired a shot passed the Cavalier wall and into the lower right corner of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
It took Virginia just 26 seconds to tie the game at one as Jen Redmond tallied her third goal of the season. Redmond, a native of Morristown, N.J., one-timed a cross from six yards out off a double assist from Kristen Weiss and Nikki Lieb. Both teams went into the half tied at one.
After both teams exchanged scoring chances in the second half, Wake broke through with the game-winner in the 79th minute. Smerdzinski collected the loose ball off a pass from Elizabeth Remy and just squeaked the ball over the goal line for a 2-1 Demon Deacon lead. The goal was Smerdzinski's third game-winner of the season.
Virginia's Christina de Vries stopped fives shots on the evening, while the Deacs' Laura Morse registered three saves. Wake Forest outshot Virginia on the evening 12-10 with the Cavs holding a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The win moves Wake Forest to 15-5-0 on the season and into the semifinals where they will face Florida State on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. With the loss, Virginia falls to 10-7-2 on the year.
A web cast replay of this match is available online through ACC Select at www.theacc.com.
Goal Time Team Goal Scorer Assists
Shots: Wake Forest 12, Virginia 10