Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, October 14
Oct. 14, 2007
North Carolina 3, Virginia 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - One game after seeing its streak of consecutive shutouts end at nine, the North Carolina field hockey team added another one to its season total with a 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference win at Virginia on Sunday afternoon. The top-ranked Tar Heels improved to 16-0 (4-0 ACC) while the No. 15 Cavaliers fell to 8-7 (0-3 ACC).
"I'm very pleased with the win," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "It's meaningful in the ACC standings in that we've secured the first or second seed in the tournament and we won't play on Thursday in the first round. That was something we were going for."
The top two seeds in the ACC field hockey championship, which will be hosted this year by Boston College on Nov. 1, 2 and 4, receive a bye into the semifinals. With only one conference game remaining, against undefeated Maryland on Saturday, the Tar Heels have assured themselves of one of the top two positions.
NORFOLK, Va. - The 11th-ranked Duke field hockey team defeated 10th-ranked Old Dominion, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Foreman Field, as junior Marian Dickinson netted two goals and sophomores Amie Survilla and Lauren Miller added one apiece for the Blue Devils.
Miller got Duke on the board at the 17:40 mark as she netted her third goal of the season on a penalty corner opportunity to put the Blue Devils ahead, 1-0. Dickinson and sophomore Brooke Patterson were credited with assists on the play.
Old Dominion then knotted the score at 1-1 at 22:12 on a goal from Loran Hatch - her sixth of the year - on an assist from Katie Ueberroth, but Dickinson found the net two minutes later to give Duke a 2-1 advantage. The goal followed a penalty corner, as Dickinson pushed out and ran inbounds to knock in a pass from Patterson for her eighth goal of the season.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Janneke van Leeuwen scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the second-ranked Terrapin field hockey team to a 7-0 rout of Delaware in Newark, Del., on Sunday afternoon. It was the seventh shutout of the season for the Terps.
Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) scored the deciding goal just 1:03 into the game. The game remained close until just before the end of the first half when junior Susie Rowe (London, England) gave the Terrapins a 2-0 lead. It was the first of two goals for the 2006 All-American.
Maryland (16-0) broke the game wide open in the second period. Senior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) went on a tear, having a hand in all five of the Terps' second-half tallies. She gave the team a three-goal cushion in the 50th minute on a penalty corner. In the 53rd minute, she assisted on junior Ellen Ott's (Schwenksville, Pa.) penalty-corner goal.
HANOVER, N.H. - No. 12 Boston College shut out Dartmouth, 2-1, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007. The Eagles have kept opponents scoreless twice this season. They improve to 10-5, 9-2 in non-conference play. The Big Green drop to 4-8.
The game was scoreless for the first 25 minutes until senior midfielder Caitlyn Young scored off her own rebound to give the Eagles at 1-0 lead. The goal was Young's third of the season and second of the weekend.
The Eagles had seven penalty corner opportunities in the first half, but were unable to convert, and after 35 minutes, the score remained 1-0. BC outshot Dartmouth 10-2 and the Big Green only recorded one corner in half. Junior goalie Julia Berkowitz did not tally a save in the half, while her counterpart, Jordan Sedlacek, recorded four.
Junior back Kelley Smith saved a goal for BC in the 55th minute of action, ensuring Dartmouth did not even the score. It was the second time an Eagle made a defensive save, as freshman back Emily Kozniuk stopped a goal in the 2-1 win over Boston University on Sept. 7, 2007.
Wake Forest 5, Pacific 1
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