College Notebook

UNC tops Deacs in field hockey, advances to final

News ServicesNovember 3, 2012 

— Three different Tar Heels players scored in the first 15 minutes as North Carolina defeated Wake Forest 4-0 on Friday in the ACC Field Hockey Championship semifinal at Francis E. Henry Stadium. Defending champion North Carolina advances to Sunday’s 1 p.m. final against Maryland when it will attempt to win back-to-back titles for the first time since 1997, the last time that the Tar Heels won the conference championship in Chapel Hill. Maryland was a 5-1 winner over Virginia in Friday’s second semifinal game. With the win, UNC (19-1, 5-0 ACC) evens up the tournament series record with Wake Forest (8-11, 1-4) at 5-5 and improves to 39-13 in the event.


Duke 2, SIU Edwardsville 0: Senior goalkeeper James Belshaw extended his shutout streak to 399:58 and two freshmen tallied goals to lead the Blue Devils to a crucial victory over SIU Edwardsville (12-16-0) in the men’s soccer regular season finale. Rookies Zach Mathers and Luis Rendon netted goals for Duke (8-7-2). Playing in his final regular season contest, Belshaw made three saves en route to registering his fourth straight shutout and career-best eighth of the year.

Swimming and Diving

N.C. State: The Wolfpack recorded a strong outing in its home opener, defeating Campbell and East Carolina by considerable margins. The meet was scored as a double dual-meet, with each team having a head-to-head score against both opponents. On the women’s side, the Wolfpack defeated East Carolina, 151-91, and overpowered Campbell, 190-45. State men’s team routed East Carolina, 169-67. In the 26 events contested in both meets, the Pack took first place in 21.


UNC 3, Miami 0: North Carolina rolled over No. 23 Miami with a sweep (25-18, 25-16, 25-18) at Carmichael Arena. Senior Emily McGee finished with double-digit kills (10) and digs (17) to lead the Tar Heels, who improved to 20-4, 11-3 with the win.

Florida State 3, N.C. State 0: Florida State handed N.C. State its first ACC home loss of the season with a sweep at Reynolds Coliseum. The Pack (19-6, 9-5 ACC) led throughout the first set and had its chances to end the Seminoles’ 25-match winning streak in the series, but Florida State’s front line was tough for the Pack to overcome.

Duke 3, Boston College 2: For the second time in as many matches, Duke rallied for a five-set victory, this time coming back from a 2-0 hole to defeat Boston College (21-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-15, 15-5) in Chesnut Hill, Mass. Boston College (10-16, 4-10 ACC) opened the match with a 2-0 advantage, limiting Duke (14-12, 5-9) to .156 hitting in the first two frames. The Blue Devils found their rhythm in the final three sets, totaling 39 kills to 28 for the Eagles while hitting .333 as a team. Duke received double-doubles from Elizabeth Campbell and Emily Sklar.

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