CHAPEL HILL — Tyler Engel scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season to lead No. 9 North Carolina to a 1-0 victory over Georgia State on Tuesday night at Fetzer Field.
For the third straight game, North Carolina (8-3-5) notched a first-half goal with Engel striking for his sixth goal of the season at the 21 minute, 15 second mark. The build up came off a Tar Heels throw in deep in the attacking third. After a turnover by the Panthers, Alex Olofson took a shot from 20 yards that deflected off a Georgia State defender.
UNC goalkeeper Brendan Moore did not make a single save for the second straight match. He also extended his scoreless minutes streak to 324 minutes dating back to the first half of the UNCW game on Oct. 22.
Moore notched his ninth clean sheet of the season and lowered his ACC-leading goals-against-average to 0.52.
Carolina has now won a season-high three matches in a row and five of its last six overall.
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is one of 15 players on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List as announced by the USBWA Tuesday. Parker, one of four freshman named to the list, opens the season for Duke on Friday against Davidson at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Parker, an All-America selection by several preseason publications, made his Duke debut at the Blue Devils annual Countdown to Craziness event Oct. 18. He dazzled the crowd with his play in the Blue-White Scrimmage, finishing with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and in the dunk contest when he jumped over three kids from the Duke Childrens Hospital.
Parker continued his solid play in exhibition wins over Bowie State and Drury as the Chicago native averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. He shot 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the field and 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the free throw line in exhibition play.
Shaw: Darnell Evans and Evan Strange won CIAA Player of the Week honors for their performances in Shaws 28-24 loss to No. 13 Winston-Salem State on Saturday.
Evans won his third Defensive Player of the Week award of the season. Evans, who leads Division II in interceptions, garnered another two picks against the Rams. He returned the second one 88 yards for a touchdown, and had 104 total interception return yards. He also had four tackles and a forced fumble.
Strange was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after he led the Bears in tackles with 11, including nine solo hits. Four of those tackles were for a loss and one was a sack. Strange anchored a defense that held the high-powered WSSU offense more than 100 yards below their season average.
The Bears close out their season Saturday when they host cross-town rival Saint Augustines at 1 p.m. at Durham County Memorial Stadium. At 12:30 p.m., Shaw will honor the 19 seniors on the squad.
Duke: Duke will make its small screen debut for the 2013-14 season on the Big Ten Network when the Blue Devils travel to grapple Purdue and Indiana. Duke will face the Boilermakers on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in West Lafayette and then make the short trip to Bloomington the following day to take on the Hoosiers at 11 a.m.
Purdue and Indiana are the first two of four Big Ten opponents the Blue Devils will face during the 2013-14 season. Duke will host perennial power Ohio State and Northwestern in Card Gym on Nov. 23 and Feb. 22.
Duke returns a talented lineup for the 2013-14 season, including NCAA qualifiers Brandon Gambucci and Conner Hartmann. The Blue Devils finished last year 9-10 overall the most wins since the 2008-09 season.
The Blue Devils also welcome back starters Marcus Cain, Immanuel Kerr-Brown, Randy Roden, Trey Adamson, Dylan Ryan and Brian Self as well as a host of others who will crack into the starting 10 this season.
The entire team will get its first taste of action Nov. 10 at the Hokie Open. Duke makes its home debut against the preseason No. 10 Buckeyes Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.
Swimming and Diving
North Carolina: Led by the efforts of sophomores Ozzie Moyer and Dominick Glavich, the North Carolina swimming and diving team earned two ACC weekly awards.
On his way to his second Male Swimmer of the Week honor, Glavich won all three of his individual races and swam on a trio of relay teams, which scored points to power North Carolina past Louisville, as the No. 17 Tar Heels sprang a mild 186-161 upset over the No. 13 Cardinals. Glavich was responsible for 27 points for North Carolina in his individual swims alone, while also swimming legs on a second place and two third-place relays. He had season-best times in the 100 fly (48.42) and 200 IM (1:49.55) and had NCAA B standards in both the 100 fly and 200 fly (1:45.76). Glavich was just shy of his previous ACC leading time of 1:45.41 in the 200 fly. In addition, he moved into third place in the ACC in the 100 fly and now has the second fastest time this season in the 200 IM.
Moyer, the Male Diver of the Week, took first place in three-meter dive and second place in one-meter dive in the Tar Heels upset of the Cardinals. UNC went 1-2 on both boards in the meet, and its 26-4 edge in diving points was nearly the margin of victory. Moyer achieved an NCAA zone diving qualification on the three-meter board with a score of 373.80 points, his career high total. His previous best was 366.15 points as a freshman. His score also makes him the fifth highest scorer in the ACC this year in the event.