UNC women top Virginia in ACC tennis championships
CARY Top seed North Carolina will play for the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship after a 4-1 victory over fifth seed Virginia in Saturday’s semifinal match at Cary Tennis Park.
North Carolina (28-2) gained the early momentum with an easy walk through in doubles. Senior Ashley Dai and freshman Chloe Ouellet-Pizer was first to post a 6-2 win, while fourth-ranked Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay notched an identical 6-2 score for the 1-0 lead for the Tar Heels.
UNC: Will Craig hit his 12th home run of the year and Parker Dunshee pitched eight quality innings as Wake Forest beat the Tar Heels 6-1 Friday night at David F. Couch Ballpark. Brian Miller had two hits for the Tar Heels, who got 6.2 solid innings from Zac Gallen but fell below .500 in league play for the first time this season.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack defeated N.C. A&T 9-1 on Saturday at New Bridge Bank Park. The Pack (27-11) scored once in the first and second to win its ninth game in the last 11 contests, before stretching the lead to 3-0 in the fifth.
Track & Field
St. Augustine’s: The Falcons, ranked No. 1 nationally in Division II, scored 203 points to claim first place at the CIAA Track and Field Championships in Charlotte. Virginia Union was second with 139.83 points and Virginia State University was third with 107.33 points. The Falcons placed second in the women’s division with 156 points.
UNC: The Tar Heels rallied from a five-goal deficit with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation to down No. 1 Notre Dame 17-15 at Kenan Stadium Saturday afternoon.The Tar Heels scored the last seven goals of the game, all in a span of 7:29 in the fourth period. Patrick Kelly’s goal put the teeam up 17-15 and Carolina won the ensuing face-off and then ran off all but 14 seconds of the clock to secure the victory.
Mount Olive: Fifth-ranked Trojans fell to No. 1 Limestone College 20-6 Saturday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C. The team secures the No. 2 seed and a first round bye in the 2016 Conference Carolinas Men's Lacrosse Tournament.
UNC: Third-ranked Tar Heels went on a 7-0 run in the first half to take control early and never looked back, beating 13th-ranked Duke, 16-8, on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field. Ela Hazar and Aly Messinger led the way for the Tar Heels with three goals apiece.
The Tar Heels have won 10 games in a row. With the victory, Carolina completes its 2016 regular season at 13-2 overall and 7-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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