@HerdMSoccer at No. 10 Wake Forest for Final Non-Conference Match
Kickoff from Winston-Salem scheduled for 7 p.m.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Marshall men’s soccer team hits the road for one final non-conference match of the season at tenth ranked Wake Forest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from W. Dennie Spry Stadium.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall improved to 6-6 this season with an overtime win against Liberty Oct. 8 at Hoops Family Field. The Flames took the lead in the 27th minute, 1-0. Marshall scored the next two goals to take the lead. Senior Trevor Starcher scored his third goal of the season with a header in the 66th minute. Just four minutes and 11 seconds later, junior Myles Newhouse netted his first goal of the season with a header off of a pass from senior Daniel Jodah. Liberty tied the match with a successful penalty kick in the 81st minute. The match went on to overtime that lasted just two minutes and 55 seconds as Newhouse scored his second goal of the season with another header. All of Marshall’s goals in the 3-2 win came off of headers.
Jodah and Starcher are tied for the team lead with three goals each. Freshman Paul Whitener leads the Herd with four assists. Freshman keeper Trevor Clemens completed another win against Liberty for his fifth of the year. Clemens has recorded 30 saves in his eight starts and has a save percentage of .769 with a goals against average of 1.12 in just over 720 minutes.
SCOUTING THE DEMON DEACONS
The tenth ranked Demon Deacons are 8-2-2 this season and are coming off of a 2-2 draw with second ranked Notre Dame. Wake Forest had a nine match unbeaten streak from Aug. 28 through Sept. 27. During the stretch Wake Forest reeled off wins over Cal Poly, Cleveland State, Appalachian State, Virginia, Duke, FIU, N.C. State and Davidson with a tie against George Washington. The streak ended with a 1-0 loss at No. 4 Clemson. Wake Forest is 6-1-2 at home this season.
The Demon Deacons have outscored its opponents 16-6 and have had nine different players score goals this year. The team is led by senior Jacori Hayes with four goals. Three players have been in the net for Wake Forest for a combined goals against average of .48. Redshirt senior Alec Ferrell has logged the most minutes with 670 and is 4-1-2 and allowed only four goals.
Marshall has only met Wake Forest just two times on the pitch, and none of the players who will take the field Tuesday were alive the last time these schools met. The matches were in 1983 and 1984. The Demon Deacons won 2-0 in Huntington in 1983 and 3-1 in 1984 in Winston Salem.
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The Herd will return home and back to Conference USA action as FIU comes to Hoops Family Field Saturday, Oct. 15 with kickoff set for 1 p.m.