Pack women's soccer reaches 7-1

News ServicesSeptember 12, 2011 

Stephanie Bronson scored two goals to lead the N.C. State women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over North Florida Sunday afternoon from Dail Soccer Field.

The Wolfpack improves to 7-1 on the season, its best start under third-year head coach Steve Springthorpe and the programs best since 2008.

Freshman Julia Sandridge started the scoring at 12:07 mark when she delicately chipped a ball just under the cross bar for a 1-0 State lead.

The play began with North Florida (3-4-1) keeper Megan Dorsey (five saves) punching away an N.C. State corner kick, but the ball fell immediately to Sandridge at the top of the box and she collected her second goal of the season from about 18 yards out.

DUKE WOMEN: Led by two second half goals, the sixth-ranked Blue Devil women's soccer team claimed the 2011 Duke Nike Classic title with a 2-0 blanking of UNC Greensboro on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium in Durham.

The Blue Devils netted goals by sophomore Kaitlyn Kerr and junior Erin Koballa on their way to improving to 7-1 on the season, while UNC Greensboro fell to 1-5. With her two goals and two assists on the weekend, Kerr was named the Duke Nike Classic MVP.

MEREDITH: The Meredith soccer team played host Catholic University in the D.C. Classic on Sunday, with Catholic's Cardinals defeating the Avenging Angels 4-1.

CAMPBELL MEN: J.J. Elder scored twice, while Mitchell Cardenas added a goal and assist as unbeaten Campbell defeated Hartford 3-2 Sunday at the UNCW adidas Classic men's soccer tournament.

Ranked 10th in the South Atlantic Region poll, the Fighting Camels (3-0-1) are off to the program's best start since the 1988 squad won its first seven matches.

Golf

N.C. STATE: N.C. State women's golf opened with a strong performance at the Cougar Classic Sunday at the par 72, finishing the day tied for fourth among the nation's best.

The 57th-ranked Wolfpack holds leads over top-20 opponents Duke, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Georgia, and sits tied with No. 3 Alabama. The Pack also bettered ACC opponents Maryland and Miami.

UNC WOMEN: The North Carolina women's golf team opened up its fall campaign at the Cougar Classic and is in third place following the first round. Carolina fired a 3-under-par 285 in the first round finishing strong on the final holes as Carolina's four counting scorers fired eight birdies and just two bogies on the final five holes.

Tar Heel sophomore Katherine Perry is tied for sixth place in the individual race.

CAMPBELL WOMEN: Campbell shot an 8-over-par 292 and stands in fourth place on the team leader board after Sunday's first round of the Golfweek Program Challenge women's tournament at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

A balanced team effort Sunday was led by senior Michelle Koh and junior Teresa Urquizu, who were tied for ninth place at one-over-par 72. Freshman Brooke Bellomy and sophomore Kaylin Yost were tied for 19th at plus-three 74, while freshman Lisbeth Brooks stands in a tie for 41st place at seven-over 78.

DUKE WOMEN: Led by a first round five-under-par, 67, by sophomore Laetitia Beck, the seventh-ranked Duke women's golf team opened the Cougar Classic in eighth place at the 6,541 yard, Par 71 Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, S.C.

Elsewhere

UNC FIELD HOCKEY

Redshirt freshman Samantha Travers kicked off the scoring and finished the game with a hat trick as the top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team beat Lafayette 8-0 Sunday to improve to 5-0 on the season.

CAMPBELL FOOTBALL

For the first time this season and the first time in his career Campbell running back C.J. Oates was named the Pioneer Football League's Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Sept. 11.

Oates earned the award after leading Campbell's attack in the team's 76-0 win over the Apprentice School on Sept. 10.

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