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Late Goal Lifts No. 7 Wake over Davidson, 1-0

by | Sep 24, 2019 | Sports

Senior Jaylen Thompson goes airborne for this header.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Nico Benalcazar scored the game’s lone goal in the 78th minute to lift No. 7 Wake Forest over Davidson, 1-0, in men’s soccer action Tuesday evening at Alumni Stadium.

The setback drops the ‘Cats to 1-5-1, while the Demon Deacons move to 7-1-0.

Senior Sawyer Gaffney sends this one beyond midfield.

Benalcazar’s difference maker came off a deflection following a Wake corner kick.

Davidson, which has played one of the nation’s toughest non-conference schedules, had a great chance to score first, but Lucas Hauth’s one-on-one opportunity caromed off the right post with just eight minutes left in the first.

Five of the Wildcats’ opponents through seven games played in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Despite the loss, Sawyer Gaffney led both keepers with three saves.


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