Tar Heels fall in season opener
Michigan’s Emma Way scored the lone goal on a rebound to defeat the North Carolina field hockey team 1-0 on Saturday, the first time the Tar Heels have lost a season opener since 2002.
On a corner kick, the Wolverines’ Katie Trombetta took the first shot, which was saved by UNC goalkeeper Alex Halpin. Way then shot the carom past Halpin.
UNC will face Iowa today in the second day of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium.
Wake Forest: Jule Grashoff scored, but the seventh-ranked Demon Deacons fell to Iowa 2-1 in the regular-season opener on Saturday at Kentner Stadium as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. They will return to action in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Sunday against Michigan at 11:30 a.m.
Iowa (1-0) took the lead early with a goal from Natalie Cafone, scored off a corner, just seven minutes into the first half. Three minutes later, the Deacons (0-1) nearly tied the score as Nicola Pluta hit the post. The Hawkeyes doubled their lead with 15 minutes to play in the first half as Chandler Ackers scored off of a corner. Iowa took their 2-0 lead into halftime.
Wake Forest came out strong in the second half. Grashoff scored her first goal of the season to cut Iowa’s lead, 2-1. The Deacs continued the pressure on Iowa through the final seconds of the game but could not find the equalizer.
UNC: North Carolina captured its second straight sweep on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Virginia 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-21) at the Penn State Classic. The Mountaineers controlled the majority of the second set and took a lead late in the third, but the Tar Heels (2-0) held off WVU (0-2) to keep their perfect set record intact.
Freshman outside hitter Julia Scoles put together a solid all-around performance, recording her first career double-double by leading the Heels in both kills (11) and digs (14). Classmate Taylor Borup followed with eight kills, and Sydnye Fields and Taylor Treacy each had six, including an efficient .333 clip by Treacy from the right side.
Campbell: The Fighting Camels (2-1-0) fell, 4-0, to the Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0-0) Friday night at the Alabama Soccer Complex. The Camels return home to host the UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Wednesday.
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