College Notebook: UNC tops Davidson; N.C. State falls to Belmont in nonconference men’s soccer

News ServicesOctober 9, 2012 

Danny Garcia scored the game’s only goal late in the first half to lift North Carolina over Davidson 1-0 in nonconference men’s soccer action Tuesday evening at Fetzer Field.

The Wildcats, who knocked off UNC a year ago, fall to 5-6-1 overall. The Tar Heels improved to 10-1-1.

In the 41st minute, Garcia lofted a shot over the head of Davidson keeper Matt Pacifici from 10 yards out for his first goal of the season. Andy Craven and Jordan Gafa set up Garcia’s eventual game-winner.

Belmont 1, N.C. State 0: The host Wolfpack (7-6) defense held Belmont (5-7-1) scoreless until Pedro Miranda slid and lofted a cross from Brandon Tarr along the end line that beat N.C. State keeper Fabian Otte.

Men’s Lacrosse

North Carolina: Junior attackman Nicky Galasso has been granted a release to explore transfer options effective immediately, UNC men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi announced Tuesday.

As a freshman in 2011, Galasso was the ACC Freshman of the Year. He led the Tar Heels in scoring with 56 points, including 24 goals and a UNC freshman record 32 assists.

After breaking his foot in November, Galasso returned to the Tar Heels last February but was relegated to a reserve role.

Women’s Golf

Men’s Basketball

Campbell: The Camels have been picked to finish first in the Big South North Division in a pre-season poll of league men’s basketball head coaches.

Campbell received 21 first-place votes and eight second to finish atop the North Division with 166 points. VMI, which received five first-place votes, was second with 136.

Women’s Basketball

Campbell: The Camels were selected to finish fourth in the Big South Preseason Poll as voted upon by the league’s coaches. The Lady Camels received 159 votes in the poll, which picked Liberty as the preseason favorite with 233 votes along with 16 first-place nods.

Women’s Soccer

Duke: Junior Laura Weinberg has been named the ACC Player of the Week, after scoring three goals and recording an assist in two wins over Virginia Tech and Boston College last week.

Football

Shaw: Cornerback Darnell Evans was named one of this week’s Beyond Sports Network’s Athletes of the Week for his performance in Shaw’s 45-28 win over Fayetteville State last Saturday. Evans had interceptions on two straight Fayetteville State offensive plays, the first of which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown.

Saint Augustine’s: Senior Tyron Laughinghouse was selected as the Boxtorow National Player of the Week after catching seven passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-27 victory over Livingstone last Saturday. .

Swimming & Diving

Duke: Ben Hwang and Christine Wixted were named men’s and women’s ACC Performers of the Week.

Hwang posted individual wins in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle at the All-N.C. Invitational in Greensboro.

At the same meet, Wixted swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events and won the 500 freestyle while swimming the event for the first time in her collegiate career.

Volleyball

Christopher Newport 3, Peace 0: The host Pacers (8-14, 1-5) fell 25-8, 25-17, 25-16 to the Captain, who won their 13th consecutive match. Crystal Alston had 4 kills while Brooke Norris had 9 assists and Maddie Irvin had 11 digs to lead Peace.

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