CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Junior forward Charlotte Craddock scored the game winner Friday night as the top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team beat No. 4 Virginia 2-1 at the Turf Field.
Craddock’s goal, her fourth of the season, came in the 65th minute on a pass from sophomore Emily Wold.
The Tar Heels (7-0) took a 1-0 lead on a goal from senior Sinead Loughran in the 20th during the ACC opener for both teams. It was assisted by sophomore Emma Bozek.
Virginia (7-1) tied the game just before halftime, when Riley Tata scored on an assist from Hadley Bell in the 34th minute.
UNC finished with 13 shots, nine of them in the first half, to five by Virginia. The Tar Heels had four penalty corners to UVa’s two.
Northwestern 3, Duke 2: The ninth-ranked Blue Devils (5-2) rallied from a two-goal deficit before falling to No. 13 Northwestern (8-1) in nonconference play at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham.
The Wildcats scored in the 10th on a rebound goal by Tara Puffenberger and extended the lead to 2-0 in the 22nd when Puffenberger assisted Nikki Parsley.
The Blue Devils scored 42 seconds into the second half on a putback goal by Aileen Johnson to get within a goal at 2-1. The defense battled through several penalty corners by Northwestern before Heather Morris tied the game at 2-all in the 59th.
Northwestern answered three minutes later with a goal of their own from Carolin Troncelliti.
Duke: The Blue Devils posted rounds of 291 and 293 Friday on the opening day of the Collegiate Cup Challenge at the Golf Club of Tennessee. Sophomore Motin Yeung paced the Blue Devils with a 3-under 68 in the opening round, while junior Turner Southey-Gordon posted a 2-under 69 in the second round.
Texas A&M grabbed the 36-hole lead at 11-under after firing a 13-under 271 in the afternoon session. Georgia is second at 10-under with a 558, one shot behind the Aggies. Vanderbilt (-3), Clemson (-2) and Tennessee (+2) round out the top five followed by Virginia (+3), Mississippi State (+11), Duke (+16), Wake Forest (+20) and Boston College (+43)
Texas A&M’s Ben Crancer shot an 8-under 63 in the second round and owned the 36-hole lead at 11-under. Denny McCarthy (Virginia) and first round leader Hunter Stewart (Vanderbilt) are five shots back at 6-under. Southey-Gordon and Yeung are both tied for 21st after recording three-over 145s.
Mason Rudolph Championship: N.C. State is fourth with a 3-over 291 and Duke is tied for eighth at 8-over after one round at Franklin, Tenn. Arizona State led after the first round at 3-under. The Sun Devils were the only team to shoot under par as a team. UCLA (+1), Vanderbilt (+1) and Auburn (+2) round out the top five.
N.C. State was led by Augusta James, who sits in third after a 3-under 69. Duke’s best scorer was Alejandra Cangrejo, who is 1-under.
Alabama’s Stephanie Meadow and Baylor’s Hayley Davis are tied atop the individual leaderboard at 4-under.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack opened its fall schedule at Bulldog Classic in Athens, Ga. The Wolfpack competed in six singles matches and six doubles on the day against host Georgia, Old Dominion and South Florida.
Senior Joelle Kissell defeated Nokol Hristova of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-2 in her only singles match of the afternoon. Earlier in the day, Kissell teamed with Liza Fieldsend to defeat Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez of South Florida, 8-5, for N.C. State’s lone doubles win of the day. Fieldsend had the Wolfpack’s other singles win against Ivana Vukovic of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-3.
Wolfpack Invitational: Duke’s women’s team was crowned meet champion at the Adidas XC Challenge after the Blue Devils placed five runners in the top 10 and eight runners in the top 15. Duke’s score of 24 in the Women’s Division I 5k to beat ACC opponents N.C. State (38) and North Carolina (87).
Duke’s Juliet Bottorff won the meet with a time of 16 minutes, 28.9 seconds. N.C. State’s Joanna Thompson (16:55.2) was second followed by Duke’s Wesley Frazier (17:15.4) Duke’s Haley Meier (17:15.8), and two from the Wolfpack, Megan Moye (17:23.1) and Erika Kemp (17.29.2). North Carolina’s top finished was Elizabeth Whelan (17:38.3) in eighth.
North Carolina’s Issac Presson won the men’s division with a time of 14:46.2. N.C. State runners occupied the next six spots, highlighted by second-place finisher Edward Crawford (15:01.9), who edged Sam Roberson in third (15:04).
• CIAA defending men’s and women’s champion Saint Augustine’s outran its league counterparts in the meet.
The Falcons scored 170 points to distance themselves from Shaw (247 points), Winston-Salem State (293) and Fayetteville State (307) in the men’s 5K college/open race. They finished sixth overall out of 11 teams.
The Lady Falcons scored 197 points to finish ahead of Winston-Salem State (250), Shaw (364) and Fayetteville State (423) in the women’s race. They placed sixth overall out of 14 teams.