DURHAM — Fourth-ranked Florida State women’s soccer team registered a goal with 3 minutes, 2 seconds left in the second half to upend No. 12 Duke 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
Duke (4-3-1) scored its earliest goal of the season at the 18:16 mark as senior Laura Weinberg drove into the left side of the box and sent a perfect cross to redshirt senior Kim DeCesare. A product of Massapequa Park, N.Y., DeCesare finished with her right foot into the right corner of the net for her second goal of the season.
N.C. State 1, Pittsburgh 0: With overtime looming, freshman striker Jackie Stengel scored in the 90th minute to give the Wolfpack the ACC road win.
Stengel collected the ball 25 yards from goal and created a scoring opportunity out of almost nothing, expertly using her body to shield the ball from a Pittsburgh defender and taking one positive touch toward goal. She then struck a dipping shot toward the far post which looped over the outstretched goalkeeper and into the side netting to give her side a precious 1-0 lead with 53 seconds to play.
Not only did the goal give the Wolfpack the lead, but it also secured the first ACC win for NC State (6-2-0, 1-1-0 ACC) since Oct. 20, 2011.
• In Macon, Ga., Cardinal Gibbons product C.J. Miller scored his his first collegiate goal as Winthrop remained undefeated with a 5-2 win against Stetson. The sophomore midfielder’s shot in the 35th minute took a slight deflection off the leg of a defender and into the net.
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No. 1 North Carolina 8, Radford 1: With a balanced attack that included goals from six different players, North Carolina (6-0) beat visiting Radford at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
Sophomores Nina Notman and Casey Di Nardo each scored twice for the Tar Heels, who continued to spread goals throughout the team. This fall, 14 players have at least one goal and nine have two or more. Notman and Di Nardo are the scoring leaders with five each.
No. 9 Duke 1, No. 15 Old Dominion 0: Solid defensive play and a late goal from junior forward Jessica Buttinger lifted Duke (5-1) to a shutout at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. It was the Blue Devils’ second victory of the year against a ranked opponent.
Tar Heel Intercollegiate: N.C. State took second with with a 2-under, 862, 20 strokes behind first-place Georgia Tech. UNC Greensboro was third with a 9-over 873 and North Carolina fourth at 13-over 877. East Carolina and Duke tied for sixth (18-over 882).
Duke Fab Four Invitational: North Carolina freshman Hayley Carter claimed singles title at the Cary Tennis Park. The Tar Heels had an entry into the finals of all three draws, but Carter was the only one to come away victorious. She won 6-2, 6-4 against Florida’s 16th-ranked Sofie Oyen.
Duke freshman Alyssa Smith got things started for the Blue Devils with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 victory aginst Ansley Speaks of Furman in the consolation singles third-place match in the blue bracket
Duke Fab Four Invitational: Duke sophomores Josh Levine and Bruno Semenzato claimed singles titles on the tournament’s final day. N.C. State’s Sean Weber and Thomas Weigel each earned victories.
Saint Augustine’s 3, Elizabeth City State 1: The Falcons won their first match of the season on the final day of the CIAA Round-Up I.
Skyla Isadore had 17 kills and Olivia Porter and Jamie Goff added 11 kills each. Julieesa Thomas had 42 assists and Chelsea Farrior 19 digs.