WINSTON-SALEM — North Carolina’s women’s soccer team rallied to defeat No. 19 Wake Forest 2-1 at W. Dennis Spry Stadium. Kealia Ohai’s unassisted goal in the 98th minute proved the game winner for the fifth-ranked Tar Heels (15-3, 9-3 ACC).
With the win, North Carolina clinched home-field advantage in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, which are next Sunday.
UNC outshot the Demon Deacons 19-3 and had a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.
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North Carolina: In the second-ranked Tar Heels (14-3) third overtime game of the season, they were upset 3-2 by No. 10 Old Dominion. The host Monarchs scored on a penalty corner in the 78th minute to win.
The Tar Heels got the game-tying goal in the 61st minute, when Charlotte Craddock took a pass from Sinead Loughran to force overtime.
Duke: The eighth-ranked Blue Devils topped host Boston 3-1 at New Balance Field. With the win, Duke improved to 13-4 overall and completed a 2-0 road trip to Boston after claiming a 2-1 overtime victory at No. 7 Boston College Saturday.
Duke (13-4) got two goals from Emmie Le Marchand and one from Cherry Seaborn.
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North Carolina: The Tar Heels defeated Pittsburgh 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-10) to secure the their third-straight 20-win season. Jovana Bjelica had 16 kills and four blocks, and Victoria McPherson tied her season-high with 14 kills in addition to six blocks to lead Carolina over Pitt.
Duke: Alexis Jones scored 29 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range to lead all scorers players in the annual Blue/White Scrimmage at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Seniors Tricia Liston and Haley Peters each added 20 points
Duke: Linebacker Kelby Brown was named National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation for hs 14-tackle performance in the Blue Devils’ 13-10 road win against No. 16 Virginia Tech.
In addition to his tackle total the Matthrews native added a tackle for loss and an interception.
North Carolina: Henry Do fired a 5-under 139 to earn co-champion honors and lead the Tar Heels to a first-place finish in the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro. North Carolina finished with a 5-under 571.
Duke: Freshman Yu Liu shot an even-par 72 in the final round, two strokes off the individual lead, as the Blue Devils placed second (875) at the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington.
Alabama won the team title with a three-day ledger of 867, while Duke carded rounds of 295, 288 and 292 to finish eight strokes back.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack improved 11 strokes in the final round of the Landfall Tradition to creep into 10th place. Vivian Tsui paced the squad with a 1-under 71.
North Carolina: Elizabeth Mallett and Katherine Perry each carded a 2-over 74 in the final round of the Landfall Tradition as the Tar Heels finished in a tie for 11th (306).
N.C. State: Christy Sipes was victorious in her singles match, while Elisha Hande and Natalia Janowicz won in doubles action as the Wolfpack closed out play at the Tennessee Fall Invite.
Sipes defeated Grainne O’Neil of Ohio State, 6-3, 7-5 to earn her first victory of the tournament. Hande and Janowicz, playing together for the first time all weekend, defeated Stephanie Fox and Kirsten Lewis of Kentucky by the score of 8-4.
Liza Fieldsend, who won her singles match on Friday, fell to Sandy Niehaus of Ohio State, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, while the doubles team of Fieldsend and Nicole Martinez, narrowly lost to Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff and Kelsey Dieters of Kentucky , 8-6.
The Wolfpack will play next at the College of Charleston Invitational, set for Nov. 1-3.