Furey garners RMHC weekly honors
Junior back Sarah Furey collected Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week honors Wednesday after helping the Duke field hockey team turn in two more solid defensive performances over the weekend.
A three-year starter in the Blue Devils’ backfield, Furey helped guide the squad to a 6-2 win over No. 15 Boston College and a 2-1 defeat of No. 13 Boston University. She was key in keeping the Eagles off the board for over 57 minutes in Friday’s matchup, and was part of a unit that limited Boston College to just three penalty corners and six shots on goal. In Sunday’s contest with the Terriers, Furey came up with several backfield tackles and interceptions that helped hold BU scoreless the rest of the way after a score at the 19:00 mark. The defense was strong down the stretch, pushing forward to generate Duke’s final scoring opportunity in the 69th minute.
Furey has helped lead the Blue Devils to a 10-1 record and a 3-0 mark in ACC play. Second-ranked Duke travels north this weekend to face No. 4 Syracuse Friday and No. 12 Princeton Sunday.
Elon: In the second game of three consecutive home contests, the Phoenix will welcome in the New Hampshire Wildcats for a 7 p.m. CAA Football tilt on Friday. The game was moved to Friday due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew. Fans unable to attend can listen to the game on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM or at elonphoenix.com.
Shaw: The Bears will begin Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southern Divisional play on Saturday when they play host to the Broncos of Fayetteville State University at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday’s contest will mark the 32nd time the Bears and Broncos will meet, with FSU leading the series with a 14-13-5 overall record.
Duke: Former striker Jeremy Ebobisse was among the 22 players selected by U.S. Under-20 National Team head coach Tab Ramos to take part in the Four Nations Cup through Tuesday in Manchester, England.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will face Louisville on Thursday night at the Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium in a matchup between teams that are both ranked in the latest Soccer America poll. The Wolfpack enter the contest ranked 24th in the nation with a 9-3-0 (3-1-0 ACC) record and have won eight of the last nine matches. The No. 21 Cardinals enter with a 7-3-2 (2-1-1 ACC) record and have won four of the last five. Both teams’ only ACC loss came from one-goal decisions against Notre Dame. The ACC foes are also both averaging over two goals per match. Louisville holds a 2-1-0 overall record against the Pack, with the last win coming from a 1-0 decision in Raleigh in 2015.
ECU: The Lady Pirates will play their first American Athletic Conference road match of the season when they travel to Memphis on Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
UNC: After nearly a month on the road, the ninth-ranked Tar Heels return home to the friendly confines of Carmichael Arena to host No. 16 Florida State and Miami. The Tar Heels (12-2, 4-0 ACC) are tied with the Seminoles (11-2, 4-0) for first place in the ACC standings. The teams are slated to meet on Friday at 6 p.m. Attendance is free.
UNC: Freshman Sara Daavettila won a pair of singles matches on Tuesday in the Qualifying Bracket at the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club. Daavettila, the top-ranked freshman according to the ITA, defeated No. 89 Josie Kuhlman of Florida, 6-4, 1-6, 6-0, and then came back to top No. 45 Rutuja Bhosale of Texas A&M, 6-4, 6-3. She will take on 49th-ranked Anastasia Rychagova on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the Main Draw.
Wake Forest: Former standout Lakevia Boykin has been named the program’s video coordinator for the upcoming 2016-17 season, Demon Deacons’ head coach Jen Hoover announced Wednesday. Boykin returns to Winston-Salem after spending four seasons with the program from 2009 to 2013, the final season spent as a senior playing for Hoover and her staff. After her college career, Boykin played professionally overseas for three years. Boykin ended her tour with Wolfenbuettel in Germany before taking the job as video coordinator for the Deacons.
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