The 21st-ranked Duke volleyball team concluded the 2014 Duke Invitational with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-21) win over visiting Furman Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Senior outside hitter Jeme Obeime amassed 16 kills to lead all players, bringing her total to 49 kills for the weekend.
Obeime was one of three Blue Devils on the all-tournament team. Sophomores Alyse Whitaker and Sasha Karelov rounded out the Duke contingent. Whitaker put down eight kills, hit .438 and added four blocks Saturday, while Karelov totaled a match-high 19 digs.
North Carolina 3, Long Beach State 0: The Tar Heels earned their second win of the season in commanding fashion, sweeping Long Beach State 25-23, 25-10, and 25-22 at the Illini Classic.
The Tar Heels attack was led by a balanced offense, with five players recording five or more kills. Junior outside hitter Leigh Andrew had eight kills and 10 digs in the match, while Chaniel Nelson reached double-figure kills for the second straight match by adding 10 kills and two blocks. Ece Taner added in double-figure digs with 11.
North Carolina 5, Michigan 1: The second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team opened its season with a 5-1 win over No. 17 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Francis E. Henry Stadium. Five different Tar Heels scored en route to Carolina’s 12th-consecutive season-opening win, all against Michigan in the annual event.
In the second game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, No. 20 Iowa beat No. 11 Wake Forest 4-1. On Sunday, the teams will switch opponents, with UNC facing Iowa at 11:30 a.m. and Wake Forest facing Michigan at 2 p.m. at Henry Stadium. There is no admission charge.
Duke: Three former Duke golf standouts finished in the top 26 of stage one of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament at the Mission Hills Country Club Palmer and Dinah Shore Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Following 72 holes of action, Yu Liu, Laetitia Beck and Alejandra Cangrejo advanced to stage II of qualifying.