UNC field hockey beats Iowa 2-1 in ACC-Big Ten Challenge
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The North Carolina field hockey team wrapped up its first weekend of play undefeated, beating Iowa 2-1 Sunday at the ACC-Big Ten Classic, hosted by Michigan at the Wolverines’ Ocker Field. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 2 in the national preseason poll, improved to 2-0 with the win over the No. 17 Hawkeyes. On Saturday they beat No. 14 Michigan, also by a score of 2-1.
Duke: The fifth-ranked fell 3-2 to No. 6 Stanford in overtime. Duke redshirt senior Lauren Blazing and Stanford’s Dulcie Davies turned in outstanding performances in goal, as both were forced to make difficult saves against a combined 30 shots.
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Duke: The team won 2-0 shutout in its home opener against No. 25 William & Mary.
UNC: Summer Green and Alexa Newfield each scored two goals as the team the UTSA Roadrunners 5-0 in the Texas Invitationa.
N.C. State: The team won 2-0 at previously unbeaten East Tennessee State.
Duke: Senior captain Zach Mathers’ early second-half goal was key in a 1-0 victory over DePaul to wrap up the 2015 John Rennie Nike Invitational. Duke finished 2-0 on the weekend, but was edged by Elon by goal differential for the tournament crown.
UNC: Zach Wright’s first-half goal propelled No. 5 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos at Fetzer Field.
Raby George took a penalty kick and sent it past Bronco goalie Kendall McIntosh to double the margin at 2-0.
N.C. State: Sunday’s match against College of Charleston was postponed and will be relocated toRaleigh at 7 p.m. Monday.
Track and field
St. Aug: Jeffrey Gibson, trained by St. Aug’s Coach George Williams, claims bronze medal at World Track & Field Championships. Gibson of the Bahamas competed in the men's 400-meter hurdles, running a personal-best time of 48.17 seconds.
Former Falcon standout Dane Hyatt was a member of the Jamaica 4x400-meter relay team, which barely missed out on a bronze medal.
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