CHAPEL HILL — The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team honored eight graduating seniors before Sunday’s game against Radford then celebrated Senior Day with a victory, 6-1 at Francis E. Henry Stadium. Although sophomores accounted for four of the goals (three by Charlotte Craddock and one by Loren Shealy), seniors played a major role throughout the game and, one, Kelsey Kolojejchick, finished with two goals and an assist.
All nine seniors – Katie Ardrey, Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany, Emily Kole, Kelsey Kolojejchick, Meghan Lyons, Kate Nealon, Katie Plyler, Caitlin Powers and Caitlin Van Sickle – were in the starting lineup.
“I’m delighted for our seniors,” coach Karen Shelton said. “Even though this isn’t the last game at Henry Stadium, it is Senior Day and I feel good that everybody was able to start and contribute on this special day..”
North Carolina 3, Wake Forest 0: North Carolina swept Wake Forest 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) for the second time this season, improving to 19-4 (10-3 ACC) after a 2-0 weekend. Freshman Paige Neuenfeldt led UNC with 14 kills, four blocks and an ace.
Wolfpack finishes 4th: N.C. State finished tied for fourth at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate at Grandover Resort’s East Course.
The Wolfpack shot a final round 12-over 300, after starting the round in a tie for fifth. State finished the tournament at 22-over 886.
Duke: The Blue Devils’ top boat took 10th place out of 55 entries in the women’s varsity open eight at the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie.
In the Blue Devils’ 2012 fall debut, the crew of coxswain Caroline Kiritsy, Emily Theys, Claire Vannelli, Grace Cassidy, Laura Sciarrino, Caroline Williams, Lauren Miranda, Sophia Blair and Katie Dukovich turned in a time of 14:23.976 on the 3-mile chase. The Princeton Chase’s varsity open eight featured boats from 22 programs, and Duke finished ahead of all but seven of them.
Duke Blue/White Scrimmage: Junior Tricia Liston scored 18 points and classmate Chelsea Gray 17 to lead all players in the Duke women’s basketball team’s annual Blue/White Scrimmage at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Assistant coach Joy Cheek directed the Blue Devils through four 10-minute quarters of play against the program’s scout squad, which was overseen by assistant coach Candice M. Jackson.