Fanfare-colleges: No. 3 UNC field hockey wins

Oct. 20, 2013 @ 10:16 PM

UNC field hockey wins on Senior Day

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina field hockey team celebrated Senior Day Sunday with a 10-0 victory over visiting Davidson at Francis E. Henry Stadium.

 The third-ranked Tar Heels, who scored five goals in each half, improved to 12-2 with their second win of the weekend. The Wildcats fell to 5-10.

Sophomore Casey Di Nardo followed up a two-goal performance in Saturday’s 5-2 win against Boston College with three more goals on Sunday. Her five goals over the weekend equaled her total for the season’s first 12 games and she now has a team-high 10 for the year.

Senior Sinead Loughran finished with two goals and two assists. Sophomore Nina Notman had two goals and an assist. Sophomore Emily Wold had two assists and now has an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 16 this fall. 

Duke tops Stanford

 DURHAM — Sophomore Amanda Kim tallied the game-winning goal with 11:18 remaining in regulation and junior Jessica Buttinger added another goal just before the final whistle to send the eighth-ranked Duke field hockey team to a 2-0 victory over No. 13 Stanford Sunday at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils defense collected its fourth shutout of the season in the non-conference contest, improving the squad’s ledger to 11-4 overall.

Weinberg lifts Duke to OT win at Notre Dame

 NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Duke University senior Laura Weinberg netted a golden goal with under two minutes left in the second overtime at ninth-ranked Notre Dame on Sunday to give the Blue Devil women’s soccer team a much-needed 2-1 road victory at Alumni Stadium.

Duke closed a four-match road swing with a victory to move the Blue Devils to a 6-6-4, 3-4-3 ACC mark with only three regular season league matches remaining.

Sunday’s match ended in a flash, as Notre Dame was maintaining possession in its defensive third with less than two minutes to go in the second overtime. The ball was played back to Irish goalkeeper Kaela Little, who was surveying the best avenue to begin the counterattack.

However, Weinberg came racing in from the center of the attacking third and cut off Little’s attempted clearance to take possession. She then rounded the Fighting Irish keeper before slotting home the winning score into the vacated net from 10 yards out on the left side of the area at the 108:17 mark.

No. 1 Virginia edges UNC

 CHAPEL HILL — Top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers defeated fourth-ranked North Carolina 2-0 Sunday before 1,621 fans in collegiate women’s soccer action.

The Cavaliers have now beaten the Tar Heels in each of their past three visits to Fetzer Field.

Virginia has won its first 16 games of the season and is now 10-0 in the ACC as the Cavaliers inch closer to clinching the regular-season championship and the top seed in next month’s ACC Tournament. North Carolina fell to 13-3 on the season and 7-3 in the ACC. 

Duke’s Capra, UNC’s Carter reach final

 CHAPEL HILL — Duke University’s top-ranked Beatrice Capra and No. 2-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina advanced to the singles final at the 2013 USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championship on Sunday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Capra, a sophomore, collected wins over UNC’s Ashley Dai, 6-1, 6-0, and seventh-ranked Yana Koroleva of Clemson, 7-5, 6-0, to reach the finals.

A freshman, Carter breezed through two matches, winning 6-1, 6-2, over Brigit Foland of South Carolina in the quarterfinals and 6-2, 6-1 over Beatrice Gumulya of Clemson in the semis.

Capra and Carter play in the finals at 11:15 a.m. today.

Duke players ousted from ITA regional

 CARY — The Duke men’s tennis team concluded play at the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Carolina Regional Sunday at the Cary Tennis Park.

After downing NC State’s Robbie Mudge in two sets in Saturday’s singles quarterfinals, 22nd-ranked and third-seeded Michael Redlicki lost 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2 to Joran Vliegen of East Carolina in the semifinals.  In doubles, the 11th-ranked and top-seeded tandem of Redlicki and junior Jason Tahir reached the doubles semifinals after battling to an 8-7 (6) victory over seventh-seeded Brett Clark and Ronnie Schneider Sunday . The Blue Devil tandem then faced 10th-seeded Robbie Mudge and Sean Weber of NC State for a spot in the regional final, but had their run in the tournament cut short in an 8-4 loss to the Wolfpack.

Duke golf finishes 14th

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Duke men’s golf team finished 14th at the United States Collegiate Championship with a 22-over 886 after posting a 10-over 298 in the final round of play. Freshman Alexander Matlari fired a one-under 71 to pace the Blue Devils Sunday at The Golf Club of Georgia.

No. 24 Blue Devils win in volleyball

CLEMSON, S.C. — After falling behind 1-0, the 24th-ranked Duke volleyball team found its rhythm in the latter frames, defeating Clemson 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-21) Sunday at Jervey Gym.

Duke sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar turned in a standout performance, picking up her second straight double-double with 16 kills and 16 digs to go along with four service aces and two blocks.