No. 23 Wake Forest, James Madison Meet in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Deacons look to advance to third round for first time since 1999


Jill Hutchinson and the Wake Forest women's soccer team look to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999.

Nov. 15, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 23 Wake Forest (13-7-0) women's soccer team looks to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999 on Sunday when it hosts James Madison (13-6-2) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (ET).

Wake Forest, which has made the tournament every year since 1997, has advanced past the first round three times in the last six years. However, the Deacs have been unsuccessful in advancing to the third round of the tournament. Last year, Wake Forest was downed 1-0 by Connecticut in the second round.

The Deacs opened the NCAA Tournament on Friday night with a 2-0 victory over Morehead State. Jill Hutchinson and Bess Harrington each found the back of the net for Wake Forest. Laura Morse recorded her seventh shutout of the season in goal.

Hutchinson leads Wake Forest with 10 goals, seven assists and 27 points on the season. Allie Sadow and Amy Smerdzinski each have six goals on the year.

James Madison advanced to the second round of the tournament by defeating Georgia 1-0 on Friday night. The Dukes got their only goal of the game on a Georgia own goal in the second half. JMU goalkeeper Diane Wszalek made 11 saves to record the shutout.

Corky Julien leads James Madison with 15 goals and 33 points on the season. Teresa Rynier has a team-best 13 assists. Wszalek has recorded five shutouts on the season, allowing 20 goals in just less than 1,700 minutes of action.

Wake Forest and James Madison are meeting for the third time in series history. The teams have split the first two meetings in the series. The squads last met on September 10, 2006, when Wake Forest claiming a 5-0 win.

 

 

Tickets for Sunday's second round match are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and youth and $1 for children ages five and under.

Fans can follow all of the action from the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament by logging on to Tournament Central.

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