Field Hockey ACCtion: Saturday, September 29
Sept. 29, 2007
North Carolina 5, Wake Forest 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The North Carolina field hockey team scored early and often Saturday afternoon to defeat host Wake Forest 5-0 in a top-five Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Kentner Stadium. The No. 1 Tar Heels improved to 12-0 (2-0 ACC) on the season with their seventh consecutive shutout. No. 4 Wake Forest fell to 5-4 (1-2 ACC).
UNC got its first goal just over a minute into the contest and was up 4-0 at halftime. "Our goal was to score early and we were able to do that," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "We feel like in some games we've had lots of first-half chances and haven't done a good job of taking advantage of them, so we wanted make something happen early today."
Senior Rachel Dawson blasted a shot on UNC's first penalty corner of the game that put the Tar Heels up 1-0 just 1:05 into the contest. Senior Jesse Gey and freshman Katelyn Falgowski assisted on the play.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The second-ranked University of Maryland field hockey team soundly defeated ACC opponent and 19th-ranked Virginia Saturday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Terrapins turned up the offensive pressure in the second half to clinch the 4-0 victory over the Cavaliers.
The Terps displayed team work and unselfish for the second-straight game as four different players scored in the game. In the 4-1 win over Princeton, four different players also tallied goals to lead the team to victory.
In the fourth minute of the game, sophomore Nicole Muracco (Sewell, N.J.) first put the Terps on the board by knocking in the rebound off of saved penalty corner shot attempt. The goal was Muracco's 10th and is second on the team in goals behind freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.), who has with 12.