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Olympic Sports Weekly Update 9.9.14

BSD takes a look at the week that was for the Olympic Sports of Mother So Dear

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Deacs got a nice win on the gridiron, and also performed well in other aspects of the athletic program as well.

Men's Soccer (2-2)

After a rough opening weekend that saw two losses to top 10 teams from the West Coast, the Deacs bounced back in great form to defeat No. 21 UConn and Cleveland State.

It was a close game on Friday night, as the Deacs and the Huskies went into overtime before Ricky Greensfelder scored the game winning goal to give Wake its first win of the young season.

Vidovich and his squad then came back with a dominant 4-1 victory over Cleveland State. Michael Gamble looked in form against the Vikings, and the Deacs outshot CSU 24-4 overall.

The soccer Deacs are back in action Friday night as they welcome the N.C. State Wolfpack to Winston-Salem for an ACC kickoff at 7 PM.

Women's Soccer (2-3)

The women's soccer team had a 1-1 record during the past week, falling to UNC-Wilmington 3-2, before defeating the No. 13 Georgetown Hoyas 2-0 a couple of days later. Both games were a part of the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational.

The team sits at 2-3 on the early season, and things won't be getting easier anytime soon as they head out to California to take on UCLA and Long Beach State over the weekend. UCLA is the No. 1 team in the country, while LBSU is No. 23 in the most recent polls.

Tony da Luz and the Deacs are a very young team and this road trip will be a great test to see how they look against the top team in the nation.

Volleyball (6-1)

Once again, the volleyball team at Wake Forest is off to a hot start, as they captured the Deacon Invitational over the weekend. Featuring Davidson, NC Central, Wofford and Presbyterian, the Deacs made quick and easy work of all teams involved, dropping just two sets total out of 14 for the entire tournament.

Caroline Wolf was named tournament MVP, as Matalee Reed and Jazmen Russell both made the all-tournament team as well.

Next up for the Deacs is the College of Charleston Tournament, where they will square off against CoC, Cal State Fullerton and Stetson over the weekend.

Field Hockey (3-1)

With a solid 3-1 start, Coach Averill may have the field hockey back headed in the right direction this season. The Deacs defeated the No. 9 Old Dominion Monarchs 5-4 on September 7th in a game that featured a 3-goal comeback from Wake Forest to win in overtime. The squad followed up that big win with a 3-0 victory over the Davidson Wildcats to cap off a successful weekend.

Wake Forest will play its first home game on Thursday afternoon when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 6:30.

Men's Golf (8th/14th)

Coach Jerry Haas and the men's golf team started its season over the weekend in the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic in Rocky Face, Georgia. Although the 8th place finish may not look great at face value, some of the best teams in the country were present at this event, including Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.

Davis Womble finished tied for 4th overall with rounds of 68, 70, and 71. Freshman Will Zalatoris fired a 515 (73, 72, 70) in his first tournament as a Demon Deacon.

The men's golf team has a ton of talent coming in this year and next year, and the time is now to get back up to where the program should be based on its pedigree and history. I expect a big year for Coach Haas and Wake Forest.