CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The third-seeded Duke womens soccer team registered three first half goals on its way to a 4-1 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday evening at Klockner Stadium.
The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third straight year and the eighth time in school history.
Duke jumped out from the beginning on the attack as redshirt junior Kim DeCesare tallied two great chances over the first six minutes. A product of Massapequa Park, N.Y., DeCesare had a one-v-one opportunity with Miami (Ohio) goalkeeper Allison Norenberg in the third minute, but the Duke forward wasnt able to flick the ball over Norenberg. A few minutes later, DeCesare had another chance but her attempt was saved off the line by a RedHawk defender.
Redshirt junior Kim DeCesare registered two goals in less than a three minute span to put the Blue Devils ahead 2-0. At the 9 minute, 52 second mark, senior midfielder Nicole Lipp sent a free kick from 35 yards out into the box where DeCesare finished with a header.
In the 13th minute, Laura Weinberg fed freshman Cassie Pecht, who found DeCesare in the box for her second goal.
Duke kept attacking and added a third goal at 26:54 as Weinberg crossed the ball to junior midfielder Gilda Doria, who took one touch and buried her sixth goal of the season from 15 yards out with her left foot.
The Blue Devils tacked on their fourth goal of the match as Doria fed Weinberg at the top right of the box at the start of the second half.
With 29:44 left in the match, Miami scored as Haley Walter one-timed a shot past Duke goalie Tara Campbell.
Campbell concluded the match with zero saves.
Duke will play Virginia, which beat Rutgers 6-1, Sunday at 4 p.m. in Charlottesville, Va.
N.C. State 3, Virginia 0: The Wolfpack (21-8, 11-7 ACC) swept the Cavaliers (9-20, 3-15) 25-19, 25-16, 25-17. Megan Cyr had 31 assists and Dariyan Hopper tallied 10 kills for N.C. State, which guaranteed its first winning record in conference since 1988 with the win. Alston Kearns led the team with 13 digs.
Saint Augustines: The Saint Augustines University womens volleyball season came to an end at the CIAA Tournament.
The Lady Falcons failed to advance to the semifinal round after going 0-3 in pool play at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va.. They lost to Chowan 3-0, Livingstone 3-1 and Elizabeth City State 3-0 to finish 6-24 overall.