DURHAM — No. 22 Duke fell to No. 7 Virginia 3-1 Saturday at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils (7-10, 0-5 ACC) edged the Cavaliers in shots 17-15 and penalty corners 9-8 but eventually fell short in their final home game of the season.
Virginia (15-3, 4-1 ACC) was the first to get on the board at the seven minute mark. Virginia’s Rachel Sumfest was credited with the goal after collecting the ball off of teammate Paige Selenski’s shot that bounced off the right post.
ACC Championship: Florida State earned its fifth straight women’s title, while Virginia Tech claimed the men’s crown for the for the first time at Saturday’s ACC Cross Country Championships in Blacksburg. Duke finished second with 27 points followed by Boston College (82), NC State (86) and North Carolina (152). The women’s ACC Freshman of the year was N.C. State’s Samantha George who earned All-ACC honors after finishing in the 13th with a time of 20:46.8.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack is tied for fifth after two rounds at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate hosted by UNCG at Grandover Resort’s East Course. The Wolfpack sits at 10-over 586 after 36 holes. State was tied for fourth after the first round with a 1-over 289, and followed that up with a 9-over 297 in the afternoon.
William Peace 3, Guilford 0: Lauren Naugle had match-high 12 kills in William Peace University’s 25-22, 25-15, 25-18 win over Guilford. Connor Davis had 10 kills for the Pacers (13-17). Meghan Luffman added eight kills on .375 hitting and Shantay Silva hit .400 with three kills. Setter Brooke Norris had a match-high 31 assists.
Swimming and Diving
Duke: The men’s and women’s teams opened the home portion of their regular season slate in a triple dual meet against Florida State, UNC Wilmington and Virginia Tech. Both the men’s and women’s squads went 1-2 on the day, recording wins over the Seahawks while falling to Florida State and Virginia Tech. However, the Blue Devils claimed wins in six individual events and one relay.
N.C. State women: The Wolfpack dropped its first dual meet of the season against Louisiana State, 167-132. The Wolfpack captured first in six events, but were unable to overtake the Tigers in the final point standings.