Senior Charlotte Craddock scored in the fifth minute of overtime Friday to give the top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team a 3-2 win at No. 6 Boston College.
The teams traded goals through regulation, and Craddock earned UNC its first lead of the afternoon with her overtime goal, her team-best fourth gamewinner of the season.
UNC improved to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in ACC play with the win, while BC fell to 7-2, 1-1.
Duke 2, California 0: A pair of first-half goals and another strong defensive performance propelled fifth-ranked Duke to a victory over California at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. With the win, the Blue Devils improved to 8-1.
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The shutout was the fifth of the season for coach Pam Bustin’s squad and the second in as many games. Meanwhile, the visiting Golden Bears (5-4) were held scoreless for the first time on the fall.
N.C. State 3, Syracuse 0: The Wolfpack put the finishing touches on a perfect month of September with a win against Syracuse in the ACC opener for both squads inside Reynolds Coliseum. With the win, the Wolfpack extended its win streak to 12 and completed the month of September undefeated at 10-0.
N.C. State improves to 12-1, 1-0 while Syracuse falls to 7-6, 0-1.
Duke 3, Georgia Tech 1: Four Blue Devils totaled 13 or more kills as the Duke volleyball team opened its ACC schedule with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-12) victory over Georgia Tech at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke: The Duke women’s team, competing for the first time in nearly a month, placed 10th among a competitive field at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Jamaica Plain, Mass. The Blue Devils positioned four of their five scoring runners in the top 65 en route to a team score of 259 points over the five kilometer course at Franklin Park.
Michigan, the top-ranked team in the nation, won the event with a score of 55 points, while No. 5 Georgetown (77), No. 14 Syracuse (134), No. 16 Boston College (192), No. 25 Dartmouth (207), No. 18 Providence (211), New Hampshire (244), Harvard (250), Cornell (254) and Duke rounded out the top 10.