Winstead, who made her final regular season appearance at Spry Stadium, was the benefactor of a gorgeous pass from freshman Taylor Toombs. Toombs slotted a ball behind the Wolfpack defense that allowed Winstead to go one-on-one with NC State goalkeeper Kim Selz. The senior midfielder then beat Selz to the lower left corner of the net to give Wake Forest a 1-0 lead at 15:40. It was her third goal of the season and 14th of career.
The Deacs (10-5-3, 1-4-2 ACC) continued to pressure the NC State (9-8-1, 1-6-0 ACC) for most of the night. Wake Forest, which outshot the Wolfpack 19-4, were finally awarded with a second goal at 69:03 of the match. Remy played a ball out wide to the left wing to an open Sarah Kozey. The sophomore beat a Wolfpack defender and rifled a shot toward the near post, beating Slez. The goal was Kozey's sixth of the season, which was the team-high until Remy closed the door on any NC State comeback with her sixth of the 2003 campaign at 86:15.
The 3-0 lead was more than enough for Wake Forest goalkeeper Kenna Healy. Healy, just a junior athletically, but senior academically, registered her eighth shutout of the season in her final regular season appearance at Spry. The eight shutouts are second best in single season school history. Healy has also recorded 10.5 career shutouts - moving her into a tie for third place all-time.
The Deacs and Seminoles played to a scoreless draw earlier this season. The matchup will be the first between the Deacons and Florida State in the ACC Tournament since the 2000 season when the 'Noles knocked off Wake Forest in penalty kicks.