Tar Heels use four-goal half to top No. 9 Michigan 5-1
The second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team beat a top-10 opponent for the third game in a row Sunday, earning a 5-1 win over No. 9 Michigan at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The victory avenged UNC’s season-opening loss to the Wolverines, 1-0 at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Winston-Salem on Aug. 27.
The Tar Heels improved to 9-2 with the victory, in which four of their five goals came on penalty corners. Michigan fell to 7-4.
UM got on the board first, in the ninth minute of play. After the Wolverines’ first shot was blocked, senior Eliza Stein gathered the loose ball and shot for a 1-0 lead. The Tar Heels trailed for just over eight minutes before evening the score. On UNC’s second penalty-corner opportunity of the afternoon, sophomore Eva van’t Hoog teamed with classmate Ashley Hoffman to score on a give-and-go.
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The Tar Heels scored four minutes into the second period, and less than four minutes later Carolina scored again. UNC’s final two goals both came on penalty corners.
Next up for the Tar Heels is a road game at Davidson on Tuesday. UNC’s next home game is Friday against Virginia.
Duke: With the match tied at 1-1 for over 40 minutes, the third-ranked Blue Devils came through in the 69th minute to top No. 13 Boston University 2-1 on Sunday. Duke climbed into double digits in the win column, moving its season mark to 10-1. The Blue Devils totaled a season-high 27 shots and 15 penalty corners but struggled on efficiency, placing just 12 looks on cage. However, the squad remained aggressive on the attacking end throughout and senior forward Heather Morris fired top shelf on a corner opportunity at the 68:36 mark to put Duke ahead for good.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack continued its breakout season with a 1-0 victory over Boston College on Sunday at the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Complex. Ricarda Walkling scored the decisive goal in the sixth minute after getting her own rebound twice and blasting the third chance past the BC keeper. The Wolfpack improves to 9-3-0 (3-1-0 ACC).
UNC: The 16th-ranked Tar Heels went on the road and earned a 1-1 draw against seventh-ranked Virginia. The schools battled toe-to-toe for 110 minutes at Klockner Stadium. UNC is now 6-2-3 on the season and 1-1-2 in the ACC.
Duke: Behind two goals each from freshman Ella Stevens and senior Toni Payne, the 10th-ranked Blue Devils cruised to a 4-0 victory over Syracuse Sunday at Koskinen Stadium. With the victory, the Blue Devils (8-2-2, 3-0-1 ACC) continue to remain atop the league standings.
Wake Forest: The Deacons were edged 2-1 by Miami at Cobb Stadium on Sunday. Peyton Perea scored an equalizer for the Deacons in the first half, but the Hurricanes recorded the game-winner in the second half.
Elon: Taylor Paradoski scored twice in the first half and assisted Tori Baliatico's goal in the 66th minute as the Phoenix defeated William & Mary 3-0 on Sunday at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field.
Duke: Middle blockers Jordan Tucker and Leah Meyer totaled a combined 21 kills while hitting .475 to lead Duke past Louisville 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-21) in ACC action Sunday at the KFC Yum Center.
UNC: No. 10 Tar Heels concluded their extended road trip with a victory on Sunday, defeating Clemson, 3-1 (25-13, 22-25, 25-13, 27-25). The team used efficient offense and effective serving to pick up the win, improving to 12-2 (4-0 ACC).
N.C. State: Following one of its best matches of the season on Friday, the Wolfpack was unable to match that level of play Sunday and dropped a 3-0 decision at Georgia Tech inside O’Keefe Gym. The Wolfpack falls to 9-7 and 2-2 in the ACC.
Wake Forest: The Deacons’ two-match winning streak came to an end Sunday, dropping a four-set match to Notre Dame. Kylie Long’s match-high 23 kills were not enough as the Deacs fell to 6-9 (2-2 ACC).
Shaw: The Bears improved to 8-0 in the CIAA, 11-5 overall, with its 3-0 win against Bowie State on Sunday. Kelly Murphy finished with a game-high nine kills in the victory, while freshmen Amari Fletcher and Corey Rivens had a career-high seven kills apiece.
Saint Augustine’s: Shakera Hall amassed 21 kills in a four-set loss to Virginia Union in the final match of the CIAA Volleyball Round-Up II at Emery Gymnasium.
Shaw: The men’s and women’s teams completed the HBCU Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday. The men finished 10th overall and seventh among Division II institutions, while the women placed 14th overall and ninth among Division II schools.
Saint Augustine’s: On Saturday, senior Mylene Cannon finished among the top 20 female runners in the HBCU Challenge, and freshman Shaquille Dill was the top male runner for the school.
Duke: Freshman Meible Chi picked up her sixth straight win en route to earning a spot in the qualifying draw of the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. With the victory Sunday, Chi is scheduled to open qualifying action Tuesday.
Elon: The Phoenix completed its third and final day of play at the Wake Forest Invitational, highlighted by the singles play of Suzanne Zenoni and a perfect doubles record by Natalia Janowicz and Maria Paraja.
Duke: The team wrapped up its participation in the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships prequalilfying draw Sunday with one victory and two losses. Senior TJ Pura bowed out of the event with a Sunday defeat while freshman Nick Stachowiak went 1-1, advancing to the final round of the prequalifying.
UNC: The Tar Heels shot 7-under-par 281 on Sunday during the first round of the Cougar Classic. Four golfers were under par including Bryana Nguyen who shot 69 in the opening round. The team is in second place behind Furman, which finished 10-under par.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack opened up its season in strong fashion on Sunday at the Cougar Classic, as sophomore India Clyburn fired a 3-under-par 69, and the Wolfpack carded an 18-hole total of 285 (minus-3). Both Clyburn and the Pack sit in sixth place among their respective leaderboards.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons began play Sunday at the Cougar Classic, shooting a first-round 6-under 282 at the Yeamans Hall Club. They are in third place after one round, four shots off the lead.
Duke: The team will be back on the road for the 2016 Windy City Collegiate Classic, which will be played Monday and Tuesday at the 6,338-yard, Glen View Golf Club in Chicago.
Campbell: For the seventh straight year, the team will compete in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate tournament at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Following Sunday’s practice round, the event starts with 36 holes Monday at 8:30 a.m. on the par-71, 7358-yard layout. The Camels will be paired with host N.C. State and George Washington.
Wake Forest: The Deacons began the defense of its Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational title with an even-par round of 280 Sunday during first round play at Colonial Country Club. They are in fourth place after the opening day of a tournament featuring nine of the top 14 teams in the nation.
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