AKRON, Ohio — No. 23 Akron capitalized on a penalty kick in the first half as the Zips defeated No. 15 Wake Forest 1-0 on Tuesday night at First-Energy Stadium.
The loss snapped a seven-match unbeaten streak for the Deacons, who fell to 6-3-4. Wake Forests last mens soccer loss came nearly a month ago at Elon on Sept. 17. Akron improved to 9-3-0.
Wake Forest will travel to No. 4 Maryland on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Duke: After registering a career-high nine saves on the road at Maryland on Sunday, Duke redshirt junior goalkeeper Meghan Thomas was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com team of the week.
Thomas, who is a product of Castle Rock, Colo., was making her first appearance since Aug. 30 because of a shoulder injury. The 6-foot-2 keeper played the entire 90 minutes in a 2-1 road victory against ACC foe Maryland.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels volleyball program partnered with Get Real & Heel and UNCs Lineberger Center to raise more than $3,700 for breast cancer awareness at its annual Turn It Pink match last Friday in Chapel Hill.
The Tar Heels wore pink jerseys against Duke, and they were auctioned off with a minimum bid of $75.
Shaw: Shaw Universitys Darnell Evans, Marquise Grizzle and coach Robert Massey all earned CIAA weekly honors for their roles in the Bears 44-34 come-from-behind win against Fayetteville State on Saturday.
Evans (5-7, 181, Sr.) was named defensive back of the week for his outstanding performance, including three interceptions and a pick-six.
Grizzle (5-7, 170, So.), was named offensive back of the week, rushing for 134 yards on 28 carries and catching three passes for 22 yards.
Massey earned coach of the week honors for holding his team together when it trailed Fayetteville State 17-0 and again when at 31-12.