College Sports

No. 2 UNC Tar Heels lacrosse opens with win over James Madison

Second-ranked host North Carolina (1-0) got four goals and an assist from sophomore transfer Alex Moore and opened its 2015 season with a 13-9 victory over James Madison at Fetzer Field. Molly Hendrick and Brittney Coppa both scored twice for the Tar Heels, who improved to 16-4 in season openers and 4-2 against James Madison in the first meeting between the schools since 2002.

The Tar Heels led, 6-5, at halftime before allowing JMU to take a 7-6 lead on back-to-back goals by Jaci Gordon and Leah Monticello in the first seven minutes of the second half. Carolina then went on a 5-0 run in the next nine minutes with Moore scoring three of those goals to help put it out of reach.

Eight Tar Heels scored goals in the victory.


N.C. State: Facing a 18-7 deficit with only three bouts left, the team got 15 team points in those final three wins and claimed a 22-18 comeback win at North Carolina.

Starting at 125 pounds, the Wolfpack’s Joe DeAngelo scored a 15-5 major decision for the first of three bonus point wins for N.C. State. After a UNC pin at 133, Sam Speno upset No. 15 Joey Ward 9-3 to give the Wolfpack the lead back at 7-6.

Track and field

Saint Augustine’s: Omar Johnson won the men’s 200 meter dash in a Division II provisional qualifying time of 22.01 seconds at the Hilton Garden Invitational indoor track & field meet in Winston-Salem.

N.C. State: Elizabeth Shuman leaped 5-7 3/4 to win the high jump at the Hiton Garden Invitational. On the men’s side, Kris Kornegay-Gober, a former student-athlete and current student assistant, competed unattached and high jumped 6-11 1/2 to win the event.

N.C. Central: Darlene Girardeau posted three top-10 finishes at the Hilton Garden Invitational. Girardeau, a sophomore, placed fourth in the women’s long jump with a distance of 5.63 meters, fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.57 seconds and, after recording the fastest time in the 60-meter dash preliminaries of 7.70 seconds, finished one spot out of the finals to take ninth with a semifinal time of 7.76 seconds.


Mount Olive: Justin Manning went 3-for-4 with an RBI, but it was not to overcome a late rally as 13th-ranked host Mount Olive fell to No. 2 Lander 7-2.


Mount Olive: Madison Johnston tossed a complete game four-hitter, while Beth Overman drove in all five runs and tied a school record with three doubles Mount Olive defeated Francis Marion University 5-1 in game one of a nonconference softball doubleheader Sunday at Florence, S.C. The doubleheader marked the season opener for both teams.

Overman belted a two-run homer in game two, but the Trojans had to settle for a split as Francis Marion erupted for 12 runs in the final two innings for a 13-5 victory.


Saint Augustine’s: The team helped Habitat For Humanity of Wake County build two homes on Saturday in a Southeast Raleigh neighborhood.


Duke: The fourth-ranked Blue Devils’ women remained undefeated, posting a 5-2 win over No. 22 Northwestern in Durham. Duke moves to 4-0 on the season, while the Wildcats fall to 1-2.

North Carolina: Ashley Dai sealed the victory as No. 3 North Carolina edged No. 17 Texas A&M 4-3 in Houston.