Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, September 16
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team excelled on both ends of the field Sunday afternoon in handing No. 7 Penn State a 6-0 loss at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The shutout win was UNC's third in a row and second of the weekend against a ranked team, following Friday's 3-0 victory against No. 13 Old Dominion. The Tar Heels are now 8-0, while Penn State fell to 5-3.
"I feel like we're making progress as a group and I'm proud of the team for defending their home so well this weekend," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "We had an emphasis on tightening up our defense and playing together, not giving up some of the corners and goals that we have been early on. To shut out two teams like Old Dominion and Penn State in the same weekend is a great accomplishment for the girls and an important statement for this year's team." +Read More
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Cavalier field hockey team held No.7/8 James Madison to only one shot in the second half and scored twice in the same frame to upset the Dukes 3-1 today (Sept. 16) in Charlottesville. Virginia (5-2) outshot James Madison 12-5 and had five short corners to the Dukes' four. The No. 14/17 Cavaliers got goals from three different players and scored as many goals in today's game as James Madison (5-2) had surrendered in their previous six games together.
Virginia got on the board first as a Sara Confer free hit was tipped into the circle by a JMU defender; Taylor Swezey attempted to play the ball but was fouled, drawing a short corner for the Cavaliers. On the play, the option left to Hiltz was tipped to the boards by Lucy Meyers at 7:36, putting the Hoos up 1-0. +Read More
NEWTON, Mass. - No. 11 Boston College notched its sixth win of the season on Sunday, Sept. 16, beating No. 18 Albany, 2-1, in overtime.
The Eagles were the first to score in the contest, as junior forward Bob Dirks netted her fifth goal of the season. The unassisted score came on a shot from the top of the circle in the 12th minute of play.
The first half ended with the Eagles up 1-0. BC's junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz had two saves at the end of 35 minutes, as did Albany's Ashley Ross. Albany had a 4-3 shot advantage. +Read More
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The fifth-ranked Wake Forest field hockey team capped a tough weekend with another 2-1 victory - this time defeating Indiana Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, the Demon Deacons topped No. 12 Ohio by the same score.
Wake improved to 5-2 on the season, while the Hoosiers dropped to 4-3 on the season.
The game was well-matched in the first 35 minutes as Wake Forest took four shots and Indiana took two, but both defenses remained tight as neither team could find the back of the net. +Read More
DURHAM, N.C. - The 10th-ranked Duke field hockey team fell to 13th-ranked Old Dominion by a score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Williams Field.
The first half was a defensive battle as neither team would find the net. Duke limited Old Dominion to two shots over the initial stanza, while taking 10, and the Blue Devils out-cornered the Lady Monarchs, 5-2. Senior goalie Caitlin Williams had one save for Duke, while ODU keeper Kelly Driscoll notched three saves. +Read More