The Eagles are looking to beat a ranked opponent in Wake Forest for the first time in 2018 after a disappointing weekend at the ACC/Big Ten Cup that saw them go 0-2.
Sky Caron tied the game with just 4.8 seconds left to play on a penalty shot, but 12 minutes into the second overtime period Kirsten Mansfield slipped a shot past Jonna Kennedy to give Northwestern the victory.
Following a nail-biting loss to No. 4 Maryland, the Eagles will try to bounce back in their final game of the ACC/Big Ten Cup with a victory over Northwestern for the second-straight season.
The Eagles gear up to play the first of two games against ranked opponents in the annual ACC/Big Ten Cup, a matchup that should prove to be a stiff test as they prepare for the conference slate.
The Demon Deacons held the Eagles scoreless in a 3-0 shutout on the road, keeping them winless in conference play this season.