No. 19 Wake Forest Shuts Out No. 21 Fullerton
Sept. 14, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Tournament host Wake Forest outshot visiting Cal State Fullerton by a 31-8 count and got goals from three different players on Sunday afternoon as the No. 19-ranked Demon Deacons defeated the No. 21 Titans, 3-0, in the final match of the Wake Forest Nike Invitational in front of 613 fans in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Facing its second top-20 team in its last three matches, Fullerton fell to 4-3 overall on the year in dropping its third consecutive match. Wake Forest improved to 6-1 overall with the victory.
Bianca D'Agostino netted her second goal of the season in the 38th minute striking home a shot from seven yards out off a cross that was mishandled by the Fullerton goalkeeper to make it 1-0. That would be more than enough for Wake Forest, which added goals by Allie Sadow (her fifth) and Sarah Winslow (her fourth) just over two minutes apart in the second half for the final total.
Winslow finished with a match-high seven shots on the day while Amy Smerdzinski added six shots - three of those on net for the Demon Deacons.
Six Titans finished with shots for the match, including a pair each by freshman Stacey Fox and sophomore Christina Murillo. Only two Fullerton's eight shots were on net as Demon Deacon keeper Laura Morse posted her second shutout of the year.
Sophomore Shannon Simpson made seven saves in goal for Fullerton, which also saw its defense clear two more shots off the line.
The 31 shots by the Demon Deacons were the third-most taken against Cal State Fullerton in the history of the program behind only the 38 taken by Pepperdine and the 33 by San Diego State in 1993. Following Friday's 3-0 shutout at the hands of Virginia Tech, the Titans were also shutout in back-to-back games for the first time since matches at UC Santa Barbara (2-0) and Cal Poly (1-0 in overtime) on Oct. 5 & 7, 2007.
Cal State Fullerton will look to snap its longest losing streak of the young season next week as the Titans welcome Southern Methodist to Titan Stadium on Friday night (Sept. 19) at 7 p.m.