The Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost in the Elite 8 in last year’s NCAA Tournament, but they would not be denied from the College Cup for the second consecutive season. The Deacs are going back to the College Cup for the first time since 2009. Despite Wake Forest finishing the game with 18 shots to Virginia Tech’s 5, the game was a defensive struggle down to the wire, but Wake Forest’s Ema Twumasi scored a gorgeous goal in the 80th minute to break a scoreless tie. Just 2 minutes later the freshman gave the Deacs an insurance goal on a nice put pack to seal the game. This marks Wake Forest’s 5th College Cup in school history, with the other four being every year from 2006 to 2009.
I was incredibly impressed by Ian Harkes’ performance in the midfield. He was consistently controlling possession and putting his teammates in great situations.
It has been a remarkable season for the Demon Deacons, who won the ACC Championship, are 18-2-3 on the season, and are now headed to the College Cup. Bobby Muuss is now 35-5-5 during his two years at Wake Forest, and that’s exactly why he has been named ACC Coach of the Year in consecutive seasons.
Wake Forest will play #6 Denver, who edged #3 Clemson 1-0 on Friday night. That matchup means that Wake Forest head coach, Bobby Muuss, will be taking on his former team. It says a great deal about Muuss that the team he left is in position to play in a College Cup against his current team. Clearly an unbelievable hire.
We will have more later in the week in anticipation of Wake Forest’s match against Denver in the College Cup. Go Deacs!