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.

Wrestling

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.

Baseball

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.

Softball

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.

Football

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

Tennis

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.

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