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Wake Forest Men’s Soccer Team Advances to ACC Finals

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The Deacs are one game away from a conference title.

Dean Shore

The #2 ranked Wake Forest men’s soccer team is headed back to the ACC Final for the first time since 2007. The Deacs allowed a painful game-tying goal in the 90th minute of regulation to Louisville’s Tim Kubel to send the game to overtime tied at 1, but Ema Twumasi scored a breakaway goal just 89 seconds into overtime to send the Deacs to the ACC Championship.

Wake Forest took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute after Hayden Partain beat the goalie one-on-one. Overall, Louisville led in total shots 11-5, and also shots on goal 5-3, but Wake Forest played its typical elite defense and found a way to win.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take on Clemson this Sunday at 2 p.m. at MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. Clemson scored in the 88th minute to defeat Boston College 1-0. Clemson is 12-2-5 on the season and is ranked #3 nationally. Clemson defeated Wake Forest 1-0 on September 30th in Clemson, but the Deacs have not lost since that game, and Wake actually had 14 shots to Clemson’s 8 in that contest.

Great job, Deacs! Let’s bring home the title!