WINSTON-SALEM — No. 16 Duke fell 3-1 to host No. 3 Wake Forest in an ACC womens soccer match Thursday evening at Spry Stadium.
With the loss, the Blue Devils drop to 4-4-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons improve to 6-0-2, 2-0-1.
Wake Forest that got on the board first with a goal in the 26th minutes by Riley Ridgik, who buried a 20-yard shot off an assist from Caroline Wootten to put the Demon Deacons ahead, 1-0.
Duke evened the score in the second half when Toni Payne gained control off a free kick and passed to Laura Weinberg, who was wide open and buried her first goal of the season from about 20 yards. .
Wake Forest took the lead for good in the 63rd minute as Wootten posted her third goal of the season off assists from Katie Stengel and Ridgik.
The Demon Deacons added a third goal with less than eight minutes remaining when Katie Stengel finished a through ball by Ally Berry.
Miami 2, N.C. State 1: The host Hurricanes (5-2) scored the games first two goals in the 19th and 82nd minutes, and held off a late rally by the Wolfpack (6-2), which got a goal from Jackie Stengel in the 89th minute. Megan Proper assisted on N.C. States lone goal, which came via header off a corner kick.
N.C. State: The N.C. State mens and womens cross country teams will open their seasons Friday in the Wolfpack Invitational at the WakeMed cross country course in Cary. A total of 12 schools will be competing, including North Carolina, East Carolina, Shaw, St. Augustines and Meredith
Duke: The Blue Devils (5-1) continue their four-game homestand with a pair of nonconference matchups this weekend at Jack Katz Stadium against No. 13 Northwestern Friday at 6 p.m., and Radford on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils return to action this weekend at the Collegiate Challenge Cup at the Golf Club of Tennessee. The multi-day event will pit the top ACC and SEC teams against each other for a 54-hole team stroke-play event, followed by an 18-hole match-play conference finale.
Campbell Coming off the programs seventh tournament victory over the past two years, the Camels will play in the Collegiate Championship at Knoxville, Tenn. The 54-hole event opens Friday on the par-71 Cherokee Country Club.
Duke The Blue Devils (3-1-2, 0-1-1 ACC) host Syracuse (4-3, 0-2) Friday at 7 p.m. It will be the second meeting meeting between the schools. Duke defeated the Orange 1-0 in 1991.
N.C. State The Wolfpack heads to Charlottesville Friday night at 7 p.m. to take on Virginia in the Cavaliers ACC home opener. N.C. State (3-1, 1-1 ACC) is coming off a 1-0 setback against No. 9 Clemson. Virginia (2-3) is 0-2 in ACC play.
Saint Augustines 3, J.C. Smith: Skyla Isidore had 16 kills to lead the Falcons (2-5, 2-2 CIAA) to a 25-14, 21-25, 29-27, 25-16 win against the Golden Bulls (5-4, 3-1) in Charlotte.
Campbell: The Camels (8-4) bring an 8-4 record to the James Madison Invitational, where it will be meet Cleveland State Friday at 5 p.m., the host Dukes Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Wake Forest Saturday at 5 p.m.
East Carolina: The Pirates (6-5) will travel to Boone this weekend to compete in the Black & Gold Challenge hosted by Appalachian State. ECU has won four straight and will open the tournament against the Mountaineers Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on Denver and Texas-Arlington Saturday at 10 a.m., and 4 p.m., respectively.
Duke The Blue Devils (7-2) face a tough test as against Big Ten opponents Indiana and Illinois this weekend at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke takes on Indiana Friday before facing Illinois Saturday. Both matches are set for 6:30 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack (3-0) will play in the Midtown Invitational this weekend along with Colgate, Virginia Commonwealth and Wisconsin. N.C. State opens against the Badgers Friday at 7 p.m. The Wolfpack returns to the court Saturday against the Raiders at 1 p.m., before taking on the Rams in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels (9-0) also welcome Illinois on Friday and Indiana on Saturday for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. They face the Illini Friday at 7 p.m. and the Hoosiers Saturday at 5 p.m.