NCAA Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, November 14

Nov. 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home! Terps To NCAA Semis

The top-seeded Maryland field hockey team (21-1) rallied to beat No. 5 Connecticut 3-1 Sunday to advance to the NCAA Semifinals, which will be played in College Park next Friday. The Huskies took an early 1-0 lead, but senior Katie O'Donnell dished three assists to give the Terrapins the win.

UConn's Jestine Angelini gave the Huskies the 1-0 lead in the 14th minute off of a corner setup from Kim Kryzk and Alicia Angelini. Eight minutes later, sophomore Megan Frazer sent in a hard shot from in front of the goal to tie it up before halftime.

Ten minutes into the second half, junior Jemma Buckley sent in the game-winner for the Terrapins. O'Donnell inserted on the play and sophomore Harriet Tibble stopped to earn assists.

Virginia Beats Princeton 4-2 to Advance to NCAA Semifinals

The third-ranked Virginia field hockey team (18-3) beat sixth-ranked Princeton 4-2 Sunday to advance to the NCAA semifinals for the second consecutive season. Freshman Elly Buckley scored two goals while junior Page Selenski and sophomore Tara Puffenberger also scored in the winning effort.

The Cavaliers will face No. 2 North Carolina at either 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Friday in College Park, Md. The Tar Heels defeated Old Dominion 5-1 on Sunday to advance.

Virginia will be making its fourth overall NCAA semifinal appearance; it also advanced in 1997 and 1998 in addition to last season.

The Cavaliers outshot Princeton 16-5 and held an 11-4 advantage on penalty corners.

Tar Heels Earn Final Four Ticket

The North Carolina field hockey team earned the program's 15th final four trip on Sunday afternoon with a 5-1 win over No. 12 Old Dominion in NCAA Tournament second round play at Francis E. Henry Stadium. No. 2 UNC improved to 21-1 overall with the victory while ODU ended its season at 13-11.

The Tar Heels, defending national champions and winners of two of the three most-recent crowns, will face Virginia on Friday afternoon in the NCAA semifinals in College Park, Md.

For the second day in a row, Tar Heel sophomore Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany scored the gamewinner. In Saturday's 3-1 win over No. 19 Stanford in the first round of NCAA play, she scored in the 10th minute to give the Tar Heels a lead they'd never surrender. On Sunday, it took until the 30th minute, when Gaudioso Radvany grabbed a loose ball in front of the cage and put it back for her 12th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead for the Tar Heels.