NCAA Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, November 13
Nov. 13, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For the third year in a row and 16th time in program history, the North Carolina field hockey team is headed for the final four. No 1 UNC, the top seed in the NCAA Tournament field, beat No. 8 Michigan 5-1 Sunday afternoon in a second-round game at Francis E. Henry Stadium to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Friday in Louisville, Ky.
Junior Kelsey Kolojejchick scored twice and senior Elizabeth Stephens, junior Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany and sophomore Marta Malmberg each added one for the Tar Heels, who led 5-0 before the Wolverines scored a late goal. Carolina improved to 22-1 with the win while Michigan fell to 15-7, with three of those losses coming to UNC.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior Harriet Tibble sent the Maryland field hockey team (17-4) to its fourth straight NCAA semifinals appearance Sunday with her game-winning goal in the Terps' 2-1 overtime win over Syracuse (19-4) in College Park.
With 1:34 left in the first overtime period, Tibble drilled in her first goal of the year off of a corner inserted by Megan Frazer for the win.
NORFOLK, Va. - Tied 1-1 with under eight minutes to play, No. 2 Old Dominion registered it second goal of the game and held on for the 2-1 victory over the sixth-ranked Duke field hockey team Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Old Dominion (22-2), which led in shots 9-4 for the game, broke a scoreless tie early in the second half, but Duke was able to tie the game at one-all in the 53rd minute. However, the Lady Monarchs converted their fifth penalty corner of the game to come away with the one-goal victory.