Fanfare-Colleges: Sunday's college and other sports news
No. 1 UNC downs ’Nova
NEWARK, Del. — The top-ranked North Carolina field hockey team scored eight goals in the first half and coasted to a 10-0 win over Villanova Sunday at the University of Delaware’s Rullo Field.
Senior Janne Grove and sophomores Casey Di Nardo and Nina Notman scored two goals each, and Loren Shealy, Emily Wold, Sinead Loughran and Emma Bozek added a goal apiece to the total.
UNC is 2-0 heading into the weekend’s ACC-Big Ten Challenge n which the Tar Heels will play Michigan and the host Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
No. 10 Duke tops Drexel
DURHAM — Freshman forward Heather Morris recorded the first points of her collegiate career Sunday, posting a hat trick in only her second game to lead the 10th-ranked Blue Devils (2-0) past No. 17 Drexel (1-1) 4-1 in field hockey.
The Blue Devils outshot the visiting Dragons 12-7 in the win and led in penalty corners by a 5-1 margin. Head coach Pam Bustin’s squad also placed nine of its 12 shots on goal while limiting Drexel (1-1) to just one shot on goal.
Next up, Duke visits No. 3 Princeton Friday.
UNC’s Levy at Sports Club
DURHAM — UNC women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s noon meeting of the Durham Sports Club at Croasdaile Country Club.
Levy’s Tar Heels won the NCAA championship in the spring.
Cost to attend the public event — which includes lunch — is $25 per person. Visit DurhamSportsClub.com for more information.
Elliott wins Truck Series race
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — Chase Elliott wrecked Ty Dillon on the last lap Sunday to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Elliott, the 18-year-old son of former Sprint Cup driver Bill Elliott, plowed into Dillon on the final turn on the 2.459-mile road course to take the lead and went on to his first series victory. Dillon dropped to 17th, the last car on the lead lap, in the series’ first race in Canada and first on a road course since 2000 at Watkins Glen.
Chad Hackenbracht was second, followed by Miguel Paludo, Darrell Wallace Jr., Ron Hornaday Jr., Max Papis, Ross Chastain, Timothy Peters, James Buescher and Matt Crafton. Crafton leads the series standings, 47 points ahead of Buescher.
FSU welcomes Pitt to ACC
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Panthers spent nearly two years touting the better life that awaited when the school made the jump from the Big East to the ACC.
The talking points always included league stability, academic excellence and — oh by the way — a lucrative TV contract.
The ACC isn’t wasting any time making Pitt earn its keep.
The Panthers will make their long-anticipated ACC debut tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) against No. 11 Florida State in the kind of nationally televised spectacle the program hopes comes with a fair amount of regularity in their new conference home.
Bard’s run with Sox at end?
BOSTON — The Red Sox designated once prominent reliever Daniel Bard for assignment on Sunday due to the need for a spot on their 40-man roster.
The 26-year old Bard, a former North Carolina star, was a key part of the back end of Boston’s bullpen from 2009-11, but has battled control problems the last two seasons.
Bard’s desire to start was fulfilled last season by GM Ben Cherington and then-manager Bobby Valentine, but it turned out to be a tough run for the right-hander. He was 5-6 with a 6.22 ERA in 17 games, 10 starts, and spent a large amount of the second half of the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Proctor, Lewis re-sign
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions on Sunday announced the signing of eight players to their practice squad, including defensive tackle Xavier Proctor of N.C. Central, who’d been cut by the team a day earlier as it trimmed its roster from 75 to 53 players for the start of the season.
Re-signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad Sunday was former Duke quarterback Thad Lewis, whom the Bills had cut on Saturday.
No. 9 Cards rout Ohio
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Teddy Bridgewater had No. 9 Louisville up by two touchdowns before he threw an incomplete pass.
Bridgewater hit his first nine passes and matched a career best with five touchdown throws as the Cardinals, who will join the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, defeated Ohio 49-7 on Sunday.
Coming off an 11-2 finish and a Sugar Bowl upset of Florida, Bridgewater and the Cardinals dominated.
Bridgewater kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign by going 23 of 28 for 355 yards. Michael Dyer, a transfer from Auburn, debuted for Louisville and broke off a 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Cardinals outgained Ohio 615-273.
|No. 9 LOUISVILLE 49, OHIO 7|
Lou—Copeland 34 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 11:13.
Lou—Copeland 19 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 6:55.
Lou—Parker 27 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 13:32.
Lou—De La Cruz 40 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 3:44.
Lou—Dyer 46 run (Wallace kick), 10:25.
Lou—R.Clark 25 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 6:28.
Ohio—Boykin 10 run (Green kick), :00.
Lou—De La Cruz 30 pass from Gardner (Nakatani kick), 12:11.
|Time of Possession||22:44||37:16|
RUSHING—Ohio, Boykin 7-39, Blankenship 12-22, Edmond 3-20,
Patterson 4-2, Vick 2-(minus 2). Louisville, Perry 13-58, Dyer 4-48,
Do.Brown 7-40, Radcliff 6-34, Lamb 4-13, R.Clark 1-5, Butler 1-3,
Bridgewater 2-1, Gardner 1-(minus 1), Harris 1-(minus 2).
PASSING—Ohio, Tettleton 11-23-0-140, Vick 4-8-1-52. Louisville,
Bridgewater 23-28-1-355, Gardner 2-3-0-61.
RECEIVING—Ohio, Cochran 3-48, Waters 3-20, Foster 2-56,
Patterson 2-22, Blankenship 2-7, Talbert 1-36, Reid 1-5,
S.Smith 1-(minus 2). Louisville, Copeland 6-98, De La Cruz 4-116,
Parker 4-73, R.Clark 4-43, E.Rogers 3-64, Christian 2-11, Perry 1-9,