College Sports


Duke women’s soccer beats FGCU 2-0 to advance to Sweet 16

The 19th-ranked Duke women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 with a 2-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Friday evening at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

The Blue Devils (12-5-4) advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last nine years and will face second-seeded Florida at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Malinda Allen and Christina Gibbons scored for Duke, both in the second half.

UNC: The No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies beat the No. 8 Tar Heels 1-0 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Texas A&M handed the Tar Heels just their 11th loss all-time in NCAA Championship play and sent North Carolina home before the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the 34-year history of the tournament.


Duke: The team received a second commitment to its 2016-17 recruiting class, as foilist Caitie Buteau signed her National Letter of Intent. Buteau joins Lindsay Sapienza, who committed last week.

Women’s lacrosse

Duke: Coach Kerstin Kimel was presented with the Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial Award for lifetime achievement at the 2015 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Honors Banquet.


Shaw: After guiding her team to a 19-10 overall record, 12-4 in CIAA and 8-2 in divisional play, coach DiShondra Goree was named the 2015 CIAA Volleyball Coach of the Year.

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