ATHENS, Ga. — The North Carolina women’s golf team captured its first win of the year at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview. The Tar Heels fired a 2-over-par 290 Sunday, the low round of the day, at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Junior Casey Grice led the Tar Heels and placed second in the individual race after her 1-under 71 performance.
Grice was 2-over going into hole 12 when she birdied three of her final seven holes to end 1-under in the round. She snagged second place with a 2-under 214total, just one stroke behind the winner.
Mary Michael Maggio of Texas A&M fired a 5-under 67 in the final round to capture the individual championship. She ended with a 3-under 213 for the tournament.
The Tar Heels finished with a 12-over 876 to claim the team title. Alabama placed second, four strokes behind North Carolina with a 16-over 880 after finishing the third round with a 7-over 295. Auburn, the leader from the first two rounds, fell to a third place tie with Southern California after a 15-over 303 in the final round, pushing them to a 19-over 883 total while the Trojans carded a 291 on Sunday. Georgia took the sole fifth spot with a 23-over 887. Oklahoma and Duke finished just one stroke back tied for sixth place with 888 totals while Texas A&M and UCLA tied for eighth at 893.
Duke Women: After totaling three goals and one assist during the week, junior Laura Weinberg was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. The 5-9 forward helped lead the Blue Devils (10-3-1, 4-2-1 ACC) to victories over 15th-ranked Virginia Tech and 13th-ranked Boston College.
Weinberg, collected two goals Thursday in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Hokies. Weinberg netted the game-winning goal 6:42 into the first overtime – her third game-winner in ACC play and fifth overall.
East Carolina Women: For the second time in three weeks, East Carolina junior keeper Christiane Cordero was named Conference USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week.
Cordero posted two shutouts helping the Pirates (8-5-1, 4-1-1) to a 1-0-1 week to remain tied for second place in the league standings with Rice and two points behind C-USA leader Memphis.
Shaw 3, St. Augustine’s 2: Shaw won a critical divisional matchup with a five-set win over cross-town rival Saint Augustine’s in a match played before a raucous home crowd.
The Lady Bears fought back from a six-point deficit in the deciding fifth set, finally taking the game 19-17. Shaw won the first set 25-21, then the Lady Falcons claimed the second and third set 25-14 and 25-21. Shaw won the fourth 25-19, then fought back for the 19-17 fifth set win.
Shaw trailed in four of the five sets - only holding the lead throughout the fourth set. With the win, Shaw improves to 4-7 in the CIAA, 2-3 in the division. The loss knocks Saint Augustine’s to 1-4 in the division, one game out of the critical fourth position. Only the top four teams in each division make the CIAA tournament. Overall, Shaw is 8-10 while Saint Aug is 4-15, 4-7 in the conference. The win snaps a six-game losing streak for Shaw.
Swimming & Diving
Duke: The FINA World Junior Diving Championships kicked off Monday in Adelaide, Australia, with one Duke diver among those set to compete over the next six days. Jaimee Gundry, a freshman Blue Devil, will represent her native country of South Africa in the girls’ platform competition.