Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, September 9
DURHAM, N.C. - Eighth-ranked Duke posted its third shutout win of the season on Sunday afternoon, as the Blue Devils defeated Radford, 4-0, at Williams Field.
Duke's second shot of the game resulted in a goal for an early 1-0 lead, as senior Shayna McGeehan netted her first goal of the season and second of her career two minutes into the contest.
Radford could not manage a shot against the Blue Devil defense until the 10-minute mark, an attempt that was saved by senior keeper Caitlin Williams. Highlander goalie freshman Jennifer Wisniewski made three saves in the initial 20 minutes of the contest, while Williams secured as many for the Blue Devils. +Read More
NEWTON, Mass. - No. 13 Boston College scored a season-high nine goals in the 9-1 win over Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Eagles have now won their fifth-straight contest.
BC started the scoring off early when sophomore Chelsey Feole netted a goal in the second minute of the game off a pass from senior midfielder Caitlyn Young. Young pushed the ball up on a breakaway. As Pioneers goalkeeper Kristin McIntire came out, Young dished to Feole for the score.
Junior forward Bob Dirks scored her first goal of the game with 5:47 left in the first half. Feole directed a pass to the top of the circle where Dirks found the back of the net. +Read More
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Virginia field hockey team held Vermont scoreless for the opening 64 minutes while forging a two goal lead, and went on to defeat the previously undefeated Catamounts 2-1 today in Burlington. All-American Inge Kaars Sijpesteijn assisted on the first goal to Traci Ragukas and then scored the second one 16 minutes later off a pass from Sara Confer. Virginia (3-2) drew 10 short corners while holding Vermont (5-1) to just two, both coming in the first half.
The Cavaliers attacked early, drawing a short corner in the opening ten minutes. As the Catamounts tried to work the ball out of the back, Shelley Edmonds stepped up to intercept the clear and gained control before being fouled just outside the circle. Kaars Sijpesteijn sent the free hit into the circle, where Ragukas tipped the offering into the cage for a 1-0 lead at 12:51. +Read More
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - The North Carolina field hockey team earned its first shutout of the season and its second lopsided win of the weekend Sunday, beating host West Chester 9-0 in the final game of the Vonnie Gros Classic. Senior Jesse Gey and redshirt freshman Elizabeth Drazdowski finished with five points each, Gey on a goal and three assists, and Drazdowski on two goals and an assist.
The scoring total was the highest of the season for UNC and gives the Tar Heels 16 goals over the last two games. They beat Villanova 7-2 on Saturday.
With the Sunday's win, the Tar Heels improved to 6-0 on the year, while West Chester fell to 3-2. +Read More
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1-ranked Maryland field hockey team defeated Northeastern, 4-1, in the final game of the Terrapin Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Terrapins Janneke van Leeuwen and Susie Rowe each had a pair of goals to lift the team over the Huskies.
Maryland begins the season at 6-0 for the sixth straight season, while the Huskies fall to 1-3. Earlier in the day, American topped Ohio State, 3-1, as six different Eagles earned points in the win.
Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) and sophomore Brianna Davies (Annville, Pa.) started things off for the Terps in the first half, each scoring an unassisted goal. O'Donnell leads Maryland scorers with eight goals and eight assists, scoring in five of the Terps' first six games. +Read More