A tip-in goal by junior midfielder Aileen Johnson in the 58th minute propelled fourth-ranked Duke past seventh-ranked Princeton Friday afternoon in a battle of top-10 field hockey teams at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.
Stifling defensive play from the Blue Devils’ backline and midfield coupled with a persistent attacking effort up top garnered Duke (3-0) its first shutout of the season and second victory over a ranked opponent.
North Carolina: Top seed Jaime Loeb cruised into the finals at the American Collegiate Invitational with a straight-set victory at the U.S. Open held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Never miss a local story.
Loeb won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, over Danielle Collins of Virginia, the defending NCAA national singles champion.
Loeb will face Virginia’s Julia Elbaba in Saturday’s title match between two New York natives. Loeb from Ossining and and Elbaba from Oyster Bay.
N.C. State: Brittany Marchand carded a round of 3-under 69 to help Team Canada in the third round of the World Team Amateur Championship. Team Canada, with Marchand and Wolfpack teammate Augusta James, leads the tournament by two shots over Team Korea.
Marchand (71-70-69--210) combined with Canadian teammate Brooke Henderson for a 9-under 135 to retain the team lead. Henderson (66-69-66--201) is the leading individual.
James (69-76-72--217) carded an even 72. Under the tournament format, the top two scores for each team are counted.
Trailing Canada (409) and Korea (411) are Japan (415), Australia (416) and Spain (417), respectively.
Raleigh Sports Club
Jason Tudryn, UNC Football Director of High School Relations will be the special guest speaker. Tudryn was the football coach at Carrboro from its inaugural season. From a winless start in 2007, he built a solid program that in 2012 went 15-1 and competed for the N.C. High School Athletics Association’s 2A championship. Tudryn is now associated with the UNC football program.
The RSC will honor a local high school athlete as the Student Athlete of the Week. Door prizes and pick sheets will be provided. The Raleigh Sports Club weekly Wednesday luncheon meetings are from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road in Raleigh. Admission Fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests. For details go to raleighsportsclub.org.