WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 20, 2013 – After a second-minute goal by sophomore Adrienne le Vatte (Port Elizabeth, South Africa/Alexander Road), No. 14 Wake Forest scored five straight to defeat James Madison field hockey 5-1 in the Dukes’ final road and non-conference game of the regular season.
The Dukes head into the final three games of the regular season with an 8-7 record (1-2 in Colonial Athletic Association). The Demon Deacons are 10-6 overall in 2013.
le Vatte scored just 2:44 into the game as she launched a rebounded-save into the net for the 1-0 lead. The rebound came after a saved shot from redshirt sophomore Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke). le Vatte now has six goals this season, second-most on the team, and 13 points, tied for third-most on the team.
Wake Forest scored the final five goals of the game. The game-tying goal came from Holly Brown to at the 12:53 mark off a deflection from Taylor Rhea to knot the game at 1-all. Less than five minutes later, Jess Newak punched in the game-winning goal unassisted. Rhea scored herself from near the left post to close out the Wake Forest scoring.
Anna Kozniuk also scored twice for the Demon Deacons, once in each half. Her first-half score came from just inside the circle while her second-half score came off a direct corner.
The Demon Deacons outshot the Dukes 23-7, including 13-2 in the second half, and held the shots-on-goal advantage at 15-3. Wake Forest earned nine corners, and James Madison earned five corners for the game. Sophomore Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) led the Dukes in shots with three .
Valerie Dahmen tallied the win (10-6) after allowing just one goal and committing two saves. Senior Stephanie Tarafas (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River) notched the loss (4-3) after allowing five goals on 15 shots on goal.
The Dukes return home for their final three games of the regular season, all against CAA opponents. First up is Drexel at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Dragons currently sit in third place in the CAA standings.