Sunday's college roundup
UNC knocks out Duke
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — No. 8 North Carolina advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships final for the second time in program history Sunday with a 4-0 win over No. 3 Duke at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
UNC got singles wins from Zoe De Bruycker, Whitney Kay and Lauren McHale after dominating in doubles to earn a spot in Monday's final against No. 2 UCLA.
Unlike the previous two days, UNC (8-0) wasted no time in getting the early lead thanks to some stellar doubles play. The No. 51 combo of McHale and Tessa Lyons dropped Hanna Mar and Monica Turewicz, 8-2, on court three. De Bruycker and Gina Suarez-Malaguti then clinched the point with an 8-3 win on court two over Marianne Jodoin and Annie Mulhollland.
UNC will face second-ranked and top-seeded UCLA in today's final at 11 a.m. The reigning champion Bruins were 4-1 winners over fourth-seeded Georgia in Sunday's first semifinal.
No. 7 Duke thumps Presbyterian
DURHAM — The seventh-ranked Duke women’s lacrosse team collected the second shutout in program history and first since the 1998 season in a 23-0 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
The 23-goal margin was also the largest in school history, sending the Blue Devils to 2-0 on the year following the opening weekend of action.
Thirteen different Blue Devils scored in the win, led by sophomore Chelsea Landon’s career-high four-goal performance. Sophomore Brigid Smith notched a career high with three scores while classmate Taylor Trimble also recorded a hat trick.
Duke (2-0, 1-0 ACC) had a 15-0 advantage at halftime and outscored the Blue Hose (0-1, 0-0 Big South) 8-0 in the second period. The Blue Devils outshot Presbyterian 41-3, dominated the draw, 18-7, and went 9-of-10 on clears for the afternoon.
Wolf guides No. 6 Duke past Jacksonville
DURHAM — Junior attackman Jordan Wolf scored four goals for the second straight day to lead sixth-ranked Duke to a 21-9 victory over Jacksonville in men’s lacrosse action Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils improve to 1-1 on the year while the Dolphins fall to 0-1. Duke got assists from 11 different players, while six players notched their first career goals as Blue Devils.
Wolf added one assist on the day to push his two-game season totals to 12 points on eight goals and four assists. Josh Dionne, Will Haus and Jake Tripucka tallied two goals apiece as a total of 15 Blue Devils found the back of the net.
UNC women lead golf event
SORRENTO, FLA. — The North Carolina women’s golf team is tied for second place after the first round of the UCF Challenge.
The eighth-ranked Tar Heels fired a 1-under-par 287 on Sunday and stand three strokes behind leader South Carolina in a tie with host UCF and Augusta State. UNC's Jackie Chang and Courtney Gunter both fired a 1-under-par 71 to lead the Tar Heels.
Chang carded three birdies and two bogies for her 1-under score and is tied for 13th place with Gunter. Gunter carded three birdies and one double bogey.
South Carolina leads the field of 18 teams after firing a 4-under-par 284 in Sunday’s first round. UNC, UCF and Augusta State are all deadlocked in second with a 1-under 287 total. Tulane is in fifth place at even par 288, while East Carolina is sixth at 289, Kennesaw State is at 292 and Miami and Texas State are tied for eighth at 293.
Duke women's fencers top No. 5 Penn State
DURHAM — Senior captain Emily D’Agostino went 14-1, her women’s epee squad went undefeated, and the Duke women’s fencing team beat four of five opponents, including fifth-ranked Penn State, on day two of the Duke Home Meet in Card Gym Sunday.
Just one day after the Duke men won four bouts and upset No. 2 Notre Dame on Saturday, the Duke women (15-7) defeated Northwestern 14-13, Wayne State 18-9, North Carolina 18-9 and No. 5 Penn State 16-11 while falling to only No. 1 Notre Dame, 16-11. The Blue Devils won both saber and epee 5-4 against the Fighting Irish, but fell 8-1 in foil.