Second-ranked North Carolina improved to 2-0 with a 4-1 field hockey victory against No. 20 Iowa Sunday at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
Loren Shealy opened the scoring 21 seconds into the match. In the fourth minute, on the team’s first penalty corner of the game, Charlotte Craddock made it 2-0 on a hard shot from the top of the circle. Shealy and junior Emily Wold assisted on the play.
In the 28th minute, on a penalty corner, senior Samantha Travers took the initial shot, which was saved by Hawkeyes goalkeeper Alexandra Pecora. Junior Emma Bozek gathered the rebound and put it back for her second goal of the season.
North Carolina’s fourth goal came on the team’s next penalty corner. After Travers’ initial shot was saved, Rachel Black grabbed the rebound on the left side and sent it in for the first goal of her UNC career.
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In the 62nd minute, Iowa got on the board with a goal from Natalie Cafone.
Duke 4, Central Michigan 1: Jessica Buttinger fired two goals to lead the fourth-ranked Blue Devils past Central Michigan at Michigan State. Duke (2-0) outshot the Chippewas 29-6.
Hunter Bracale and Ainsley Gill scored second-half goals for Duke.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack (2-1) won twice Saturday, defeating the Fairfield Stags 3-1 and the UNC Wilmington Seahawks 3-2.