NEWARK, Del. — Seven players scored as the top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team beat Villanova 10-0 on Sunday afternoon in a neutral-site game at the University of Delawares Rullo Field.
Sophomore Samantha Travers finished with a hat trick, and senior Kelsey Kolojejchick scored twice and added two assists.
The other five goals came from seniors Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany and Katie Plyler, junior Marta Malmberg, sophomore Abby Frey and freshman Casey Di Nardo. Di Nardos goal was the first of her career, and Plylers was her first of the season.
The Tar Heels didnt get on the board until the eighth minute of play, late by recent standards, but then scored three goals by Gaudioso Radvany, Frey and Kolojejchick within a 10 minute span. Travers three goals came in a row, one 90 seconds before halftime, one 3:36 after the break and another in the 42nd minute. All were off penalty corners, of which the Tar Heels had 13 on the day.
Northwestern 4, Duke 2: Facing its second ranked opponent in as many days, ninth-ranked Duke fell to visiting No. 11 Northwestern at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.
Duke (2-3) received goals from senior Mary Nielsen and redshirt junior Devon Gagliardi. The two teams tied in both shots and penalty corners with seven and five, respectively. Northwesterns (5-1) Tara Puffenberger and Chelsea Armstrong added a goal and an assist each to lead the Wildcats.
Northwestern opened the scoring got on the board with just over five minutes to go in the opening period. The Wildcats would add a second goal prior to the intermission as Northwestern took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
The Wildcats increased their advantage to 4-0 in the second frame before Duke struck in the 65th minute. Nielsen collected the rebound following a Blue Devil corner and beat the Wildcat keeper for her second goal of the season
Kansas 3, N.C. State 2: Brittany Stanko scored both goals for N.C. State against the Jayhawks the KU Soccer Complex in Lawrence, Kan.
The Wolfpack (5-3) played from behind most of the match after Kansas struck first in the 25th minute on an unassisted goal from Whitney Berry that came on a shot from about 20 yards.
Duke second, N.C. State ninth, UNC 17th at Cougar Classic: Duke is tied for second with a 2-under score of 286 N.C.State, ranked No. 25 is in ninth place at 290 and North Carolina stands tied for 17th at 299 in the first round of the Cougar Classic.
Sophomore Augusta James was the top Wolfpack individual, carding a 2-under par 70, including four birdies on the day to tie for seventh-place overall.
The four Tar Heel counting scorers finished the day strong with five birdies and only two bogeys on the last four holes.
and junior Brittany Marchand each finished at 1-over, 73 with McGertick posting three birdies in her round, while Marchand had two. The duo is tied for 33rd.
at 2-over and junior Ana Menendez at 4-over par. Baker is tied for 49th, while Menendez is tied for 77th in the individual standings.
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