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Wake Forest Non-Revenue Fall Sports Update

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An update on how the Deacs are doing in other sports besides football

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Wake Forest at Boston College Photo by Malcolm Hope/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Football season is in full swing, and is the main focus of our writing at the moment.

But there are other fall sports also in full swing, so I thought I’d give an update on some of the non-revenue sports at Wake Forest.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team is currently 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. They remain undefeated in Spry Stadium with an 8-0 record, and are 4-2 on the road.

They lost 1-0 at James Madison on September 17th and 2-1 at Boston College on October 4th.

They currently have Top 25 wins over #4 Clemson, #15 Central Florida, and #20 NC State with four games remaining in the regular season.

The Deacs are ranked 3rd in the NCAA Men’s Soccer RPI and 4th in the United Soccer Coaches’ Poll.

They take on in-state rival North Carolina on Friday at 6pm and play Loyola Maryland on October 22nd and Notre Dame on October 26th. All of these games are in Spry Stadium.

Women’s Soccer

The women's soccer team is currently 5-5-4 overall and 0-3-3 in the conference. They are 4-2-3 in Spry Stadium and 1-3-1 on the road.

They have a Top 25 win over #19 Santa Clara and a tie with #1 Virginia.

The Deacs have four remaining games in the regular season, with two of them in Spry Stadium, as they play Pitt on October 24th and Florida State on October 27th.

Volleyball

The volleyball team is currently 11-6 overall and 1-5 in the ACC. They are 3-4 in Reynolds Gym, 4-2 on the road, and 4-0 at neutral sites.

They went 6-0 and 10-1 to start the season while winning the Spartan-Demon Deacon Classic, North Florida Tournament, and George Mason Tournament.

The Deacs have twelve games remaining in the regular season. Their next game is Friday at 7pm at Georgia Tech, and their next home game is Sunday, October 27th at 1pm against Virginia Tech in Reynolds Gym.

In other news, Randi Smart was named the head coach of the team after having the interim tab removed, as announced by athletics director John Currie last Friday.

Field Hockey

The field hockey team is currently 6-7 overall and 0-3 in the ACC. They are 4-2 at Kentner Stadium, 1-3 on the road, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

They have Top 25 wins over #13 Liberty and #15 Stanford in Kentner Stadium.

Wake Forest is ranked 17th in the NCAA Field Hockey RPI, and is ranked 20th in the NFHCA Coaches’ Poll.

The Deacs have six games remaining in the regular season with four of them, including the final three, at home. Their next game is against #1 North Carolina on Friday at 6pm in Kentner Stadium.

In other news, head coach Jen Averill won her 400th career game as a head coach in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Michigan State in Kentner Stadium.

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team opened the season with a win in the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, which was hosted by Duke at the Duke University Golf Club.

They finished second out of thirteen teams in the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational, which was hosted at their home course of Old Town Club.

The Deacs also finished second out of fifteen teams in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational in North Plains, Oregon, which was hosted by Nike at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Their next match is this weekend beginning Friday at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational in Alpharetta Georgia, which is being hosted by Georgia Tech. They will then play in the East Lake Cup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia from October 28th through October 30th.

Wake Forest is ranked 2nd in the nation by Golfweek. Golfweek also ranks sophomore Eugenio Chacarra 10th and junior Marco Steyn 38th amongst individual golfers. Golfstat does not release their first men’s rankings until Thursday, October 17th.

Women’s Golf

The women's golf team began the season with a second place finish out of sixteen teams at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, South Carolina, which was hosted by College of Charleston at the Yeamans Hall Club.

They won the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Tournament in Lake Elko, Minnesota at Royal Golf Club, beating eleven other teams.

The Deacs also won the Furman Invitational at the Furman Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina, which was hosted by Furman University. They beat fifteen other teams.

Wake Forest then finished fifth out of eighteen teams at the Tar Heel Invitational at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, which was hosted by North Carolina.

Their next match is October 28-30 in the East Lake Cup at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Golfstat ranks Wake Forest 4th in the nation, and Golfweek ranks them 5th. Golfweek also ranks freshman Rachel Kuehn 12th and senior Siyun Liu 23rd amongst individual golfers. Kuehn was also named the ACC’s Player of the Month for September.