Deacons Spook Blue Devils, 4-0, on Halloween Night

Winston-Salem, NC - In a classic Halloween battle between Demons and Devils, the third-ranked Demon Deacons won their eighth straight game with a 4-0 victory against the Duke Blue Devils on Halloween night in front of 2,544 fans at Spry Stadium.

The victory gave Wake Forest a new school record with nine straight home wins. The Deacons improved to 12-3, 4-2 in the ACC. Duke slipped to 7-9-1 overall, 2-4 in the conference. The Blue Devils saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

The Deacons took the lead on a pinpoint free kick from 25 yards out by Steven Curfman. The goal, at the 25:30 mark of the game, was Curfman's second goal of the year.

The teams went into the intermission with Wake Forest holding a 1-0 lead and a 10-1 edge in shots.

Just as they did last week against North Carolina, the Deacons pulled away with three second half goals. Jeremiah White extended the lead to two goals in the 55th minute. Moments later, in the 59th minute, Scott Sealy re-directed a ball from White to make it 3-0.

Wake Forest added a fourth and final tally for good measure in the 77th minute on Ryan Alexander's third of the year on an assist from Wiggy Saunders.

The win put the finishing touches a perfect month of October which saw the Deacons go 8-0 and outscore its opponents 30-5. Wake Forest went 4-0 in ACC games during the month, outscoring its conference rivals 13-2. The Deacons started the month ranked 19th in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. At present, Wake Forest is ranked third.

The win also added to Spry Stadium several streaks for Wake Forest. The Deacons won their ninth straight home game to set a new school record. In addition, Wake Forest is unbeaten in its last nine ACC games at Spry Stadium. Finally, the Deacons are now undefeated in their last 28 regular season home games dating back to September 8, 2001.

Wake Forest hosts its final regular season game on Tuesday against Davidson. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at Spry Stadium.


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