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Sept. 21, 1997

Wake Forest Wins Stanford Nike Invitational

STANFORD, Calif. - Wake Forest (7-1) scored a pair of second half goals, to defeat Stanford (3-4), 2-1 and capture the Stanford Nike Invitational title. The four game tournament was played at Harry Maloney Field on the campus of Stanford University.

After a scoreless first half, Wake Forest's Stefanie Matthews scored two second half goals to give her team a 2-0 lead late in the match. At 82:45, Stanford's Shauna Itri recorded her first career goal off a pass from Elie Foster to score the final goal of the match.

In the earlier game, New Mexico (6-1) notched a pair of second half goals to defeat USF (4-3), 2-0. Laurie Hegedorn led the offensive attack, scoring two goals for the Lobos.

Wake Forest and New Mexico both finished the invitational with records of 2-0. Wake Forest captured the team title by winning the tiebreaker (goals for).

Stanford will return to action of Saturday, Sept. 27 when they travel to Santa Clara to face the Broncos at 7 pm.

Team Finish:
1.  Wake Forest (2-0)
2.  New Mexico (2-0)
3.  Stanford (0-2)
4.  USF (0-2)
* Wake Forest captured first place by winning the tiebreaker (goals for). 
Stanford won the tiebreaker (goals for) to finish in third place.
Game One
            1   2   F
New Mexico  0   2   2
USF         0   0   0
Laurie Hegedorn - UNM, 50:03
Laurie Hegedorn - UNM (Lana Melendres), 71:35

Shots: UNM 5, USF 8
Corner Kicks: UNM 2, USF 3
Goalie Saves: Dalton (UNM) 5, Draghi (USF) 1
Fouls: UNM 9, USF 10
Attendance: 121
Records: UNM 6-1, USF 4-3
Game Two
            1   2   F
Wake Forest 0   2   2
Stanford    0   1   1
Stefanie Matthews - Wake Forest (Anne Shropshire), 45:37
Stefanie Matthews - Wake Forest  (Karli Schilling), 80:30

Shots: WF 7, Stan 10
Corner Kicks: WF 2, Stan 5
Goalie Saves: Klein (WF) 7, Bryla (Stan) 4
Fouls: WF 7, Stan 3
Attendance: 298
Records: WF 7-1, Stan 3-4

All Tournament Team
Beth Klein - GK, Wake Forest
Karli Schilling - MF, Wake Forest
Stefanie Matthews - MF/F, Wake Forest
Rachael Lewis - MF, Wake Forest
Lana Melendres - MF, New Mexico
Dani Rangel - MF, New Mexico
Laurie Hegedorn - F, New Mexico
Jen O'Sullivan - D, Stanford
Elie Foster - MF, Stanford
Emily Burt - F, Stanford
Melissa Lentz - D, USF
Amy Yamamoto - MF, USF