Wake Forest’s women’s soccer team beat 19th-ranked Santa Clara 2-1 on Wednesday night at Spry Stadium.

The Deacons improved to 3-0 this season and Santa Clara fell to 1-2.

Estelle Laurier of the Deacons scored in the 18th minute to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead and in the 65th minute Abby McNamara scored to make it 2-0. Assists on McNamara’s goal were given to Kelcie Hedge and Kelsey Turnbow.

Santa Clara cut the margin to 2-1 with a goal by Loera Scu in the 76th minute.

Goalie Mac Carmichael made eight saves to pick up the win for the Deacons.

Coach Tony da Luz and his Deacons hit the road for the first time this season on Sunday and will play Charlotte at 6 p.m.

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