DURHAM — Fourth-ranked Duke went on a 4-1 run over the last 13 minutes of the game to earn a 9-8 overtime win over fifth-ranked North Carolina in front of 3,887 fans at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday.
Jordan Wolf scored his fourth goal of the game 1 minute, 26 seconds into overtime to lift the Blue Devils to victory.
The victory was the ninth for the Blue Devils (6-2, 1-1 ACC) in their last 10 regular season meetings with the Tar Heels.
Wolf played a role in five of Duke’s goals, spoiling an outstanding defensive effort by UNC (5-2, 0-2), which held the Blue Devils to single digits in goals for only the second time in their past 15 meetings. Conversely, UNC was held to single digits in goals for the first time in a little over a year, an 11-8 Duke win in Chapel Hill last year.
North Carolina: Top-ranked North Carolina (9-0) got multiple goals from seven players and cruised by 12th-ranked Georgetown (3-3), 18-11, Saturday at Fetzer Field.
The win over the Hoyas was the Tar Heels’ 13th in a row, the longest win streak in program history. The streak includes last year's 4-0 run to win the 2013 NCAA championship and the 9-0 start this year. The 2002 squad won 12 contests in a row to set the previous mark.
N.C. State: Following the first two rounds of play at the prestigious 2014 Chris Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Ga., the N.C. State men’s team currently ranks 10th with a two-round team score of 585 (+9).
Redshirt freshman Stanhope Johnson had his second straight impressive day at the competition, following his first-round 70 with a 71 (-1) on Saturday. Johnson currently ranks tied for 12th in the field of 90 golfers with a two-round score of 141 (-3).
North Carolina: In Tallahassee, Fla., the Tar Heels finished fourth in the Seminole Intercollegiate with junior Bailey Patrick leading the team. Patrick recorded an even-par 72 in the final round to solidify a tie for eighth, and help North Carolina card a final score of an 8-over 872.