No. 2 Wake Forest handles UNCG, 8-0
GREENSBORO, NC – Second-ranked Wake Forest got two goals each by Cody Arnoux and Michael Lahoud in dominating UNC Greensboro, 8-0, in men’s soccer action Tuesday night at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
Arnoux scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the match. His eighth and ninth goals of the season came just 2:46 apart, the latter of which gave the Demon Deacons a 3-0 lead. Arnoux also added an assist on Wake Forest’s second goal of the night, Jamie Franks’ first tally of the season.
Lahoud scored on a penalty kick at 38:46 and again at 53:06 off a feed from Patrick Phelan.
Although UNCG had a couple of great scoring opportunities, including a shot by Jokull Elisabetarson that went off the crossbar, Wake Forest held a 17-7 advantage in shots and a 4-3 margin in corner kicks.
Wake Forest (10-0-2) is one of two unbeaten teams remaining in the nation. Quinnipiac is the other.
The 8-0 loss was UNCG’s worst in 30 years, going back to the 1977 season when they suffered a 9-0 loss against UNC Wilmington.
UNCG (6-6-2) returns to action Saturday night when it hosts No. 10 Creighton at UNCG Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.
Wake Forest..5..3..- 8
UNCG. . . . . .0..0..- 0
SCORING: WF - Arnoux (Schilawski) 11:34; WF - Franks (Arnoux) 13:11; WF - Arnoux (Phelan) 14:20; WF – Adams (Valentin, Cronin) 25:12; WF – Lahoud (penalty kick) 38:46; WF – Lahoud (Phelan) 53:06; WF – Tracy (da Luz) 55:43; WF – Gonzalez (da Luz) 89:00. Shots: UNCG 7, Wake Forest 17. Saves: UNCG 2 (Berry 1, Dickerson 1), Wake Forest 3 (Edwards 1, Fitzgerald 2, Chelko 0). Corner kicks: UNCG 3, Wake Forest 4. Fouls: UNCG 8, Wake Forest 6.
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