UNC women blank MSU

Top-ranked soccer team picks up two wins in Texas

From college news releaseAugust 23, 2010 

Alyssa Rich scored in the fifth minute, and Kealia Ohai and Brittani Bartok added second-half goals as North Carolina's top-ranked women's soccer team defeated Michigan State 3-0 on Sunday at College Station, Texas.

The Tar Heels improved to 2-0 after also beating No. 8 Texas A&M by a 3-0 score on Friday.

UNC dominated play throughout Sunday, outshooting the Spartans 25-3 and earning 13 corner kicks to two for Michigan State (1-1).

The Tar Heels got a balanced scoring effort with Rich scoring the game-winner and then assisting on the first insurance goal. Ohai earned her first career goal to provide the Heels with the initial separation and then Bartok finished off the scoring off an assist by freshman Elizabeth Burchenal, her first career point.

Anna Sieloff started in goal, going 74:29 while sophomore Hannah Daly played the final 15:31.

Neither goalie faced a shot on goal.



Wolverines search for QB: Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez says the race to be the team's starting quarterback isn't going to be settled in the next couple of days.

Rodriguez fielded questions about the competition Sunday, one day after an intrasquad scrimmage.

Denard Robinson has been pushing returning starter Tate Forcier to take the first snap Sept. 4 against Connecticut, and freshman Devin Gardner is also in the mix to be the No. 1 quarterback.

Red Raiders go to Potts: Texas Tech senior Taylor Potts will start the season at quarterback.

New coach Tommy Tuberville announced Sunday that Potts will lead the Red Raiders when they begin the season in two weeks against SMU.

Potts, a fifth-year senior from Abilene, started 10 games last season, throwing for 3,440 yards and 22 touchdowns. His last start was a 29-of-43 performance for 372 yards and two scores in a 41-31 win over Michigan State in last year's Alamo Bowl.

Potts had been competing with fellow senior Steven Sheffield for Texas Tech's No. 1 job.

Potts has already earned his degree in exercise and sports science.

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