Deacon Field Hockey Opens Season With Win

ANN ARBOR, MI - Sophomore Maeke Boreel¡¦s unassisted goal in overtime lifted defending national champion Wake Forest to a 1-0 field hockey season-opening victory over Iowa here Sunday afternoon.

The win over the Hawkeyes came in the opening day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the University of Michigan. The Deacons will take on the host Wolverines Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

Wake Forest stretched its winning streak to 20 games, dating back to September of last season. Remarkably, the Deacons have not allowed a goal in its last six games and own a scoreless streak of more than 455 consecutive minutes.

Boreel¡¦s goal came 1:35 into the overtime period after the two teams played to a scoreless tie in regulation. Wake Forest dominated regulation statistically, out-shooting the Hawkeyes 19-5. Goalkeeper Katie Ridd had four saves on the day including three in the second period. Junior All-American Kelly Dostal had a team-high 10 shots on the day.

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