WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Freshman Christine Suggs scored a goal and added an assist to lead the No. 1 Wake Forest field hockey team past Kent State, 4-0, Sept. 16 in Kentner Stadium. The win improves the Demon Deacons to 5-0 on the season and increases their non-conference winning streak to 56.

Wake Forest freshman Christine Suggs led the team to a 4-0 win over Kent State on Sept. 16. (WFU)
Senior Ariel Meyers opened up the scoring for the Deacs with an unassisted goal that originated off a penalty corner at 15:36. Senior Kelly Wood took the primary shot from the corner, but it was returned to play with a clean save from Kent's Linz Markwart. Meyers, who intercepted the ball quickly injected it to the back of the wood, putting the Deacs up by one.

After the first goal, the Deacs had several close opportunities to increase their lead, but it wasn't until the 36th minute that Suggs put the ball in off a rebounded save. Maeke Boreel uped the score again at the 48:11 mark with a clean shot that went in straight off a corner.

The final goal of the night was scored by junior Haley Scott, who took a beautiful diving shot after receiving a cross from sophomore Chelsea Cipriani at the far side of the circle. The goal for Scott is her fourth of the season, while the assist for Cipriani is her first. She also made her first career start.

In addition to her goal, Suggs led the team with four shots, while Wood and Cipriani both added three. On the night, the Deacs out-shot the Golden Flashes 19 to three, while junior goalkeeper Kristina Gagliardi picked up her 10th career shutout.

Five Wake Forest players made their collegiate debut against Kent State, including freshman Minou Gimbrere, who also earned her first career start.

-- Courtesy Wake Forest