Hokies Fall to Wake Forest, 2-0
Demon Deacons score two goals in the second half
October 26, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Wake Forest scored two second half goals en route to a 2-0 victory over Virginia Tech Tuesday evening at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Demon Deacons stand at 10-3-1 overall and 4-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference action. The Hokies fall to 8-8 overall and 1-4 against league competition.

In the first 24 minutes of play, Wake Forest produced six shots, including two on goal, while Tech managed one shot. The Demon Deacons tallied eight shots in the opening frame, including three on goal. The shot by senior Bailey Allman in the 16th minute of play was the only shot for the Hokies in the opening half.

Scoreless for the first 15 minutes of action in the second half, Wake Forest's Wells Thompson netted a goal from the right side of the box. Ryan Solle and Scott Sealy were both credited with an assist on the play. The goal was Thompson's second on the season and his second game-winning goal on the year.

At the 68:36 mark, Allman was issued a red card for a hard tackle, leaving Tech a man down for the remainder of the contest. On the same play, the Demon Deacons' Ryan Caugherty was issued a yellow card.

After the cards were handed out, Tech seemed to be the aggressor for the following four minutes. After a shot by Marcus Reed was blocked by a Wake Forest defender, the Demon Deacons tallied a corner kick and a shot before Scott Sealy tallied a goal for a 2-0 advantage. Brian Edwards and Tomy Szczypiorski were each credited with an assist on the play.

Although the Hokies pressed forward, they managed just one more shot in the contest, a header by Ian Taylor that was just wide right of the goal.

For the game, Wake Forest totaled 14 shots to six for Tech. The Demon Deacons tallied five corner kicks to three for the Hokies. Goalkeeper Chase Harrison amassed four saves in the loss. Wake Forest was whistled for eight fouls, while Tech was called for three. The Demon Deacons were also called for offsides on two occasions.

The Hokies serve as the host to Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Tech's last ACC home match of the season. It is also Senior Day.