COLLEGE PARK, Md. — For the second time in as many years, Northwestern knocked off a top-10 opponent, this time toppling No. 8 American 2-1 at the Terrapin Invitational in College Park, Md. Freshman Maddy Carpenter accrued six saves in 10 shots on goal for the second day in a row, helping the ‘Cats pull out the upset win.
NU’s last win against a team ranked in the top 10 came in September of last season when it downed Ohio State 3-2.
“Great game today for the Wildcats,” said head coach Tracey Fuchs. “Kelsey Thompson was spectacular on defense with two defensive saves and Maddy came up big with some huge saves in goal. Everyone contributed to the win.”
No.1 North Carolina 8, Lafayette 0
NEWARK, Del. — Redshirt freshman Samantha Travers kicked off the scoring and finished the game with a hat trick as top-ranked North Carolina beat Lafayette 8-0 Sunday to improve to 5-0 on the season. The neutral-site matchup was played at the University of Delaware’s Rullo Stadium, also the site of UNC’s 6-0 win Friday against the host Blue Hens.
“It’s a successful weekend when we come home with two shutouts,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said. “I feel good about the development of our team – we’re playing a lot of people and getting a lot of experience, and that will help us in the long run.”
Travers scored her first goal just over 13 minutes into the game, sending her unassisted shot in from the left side of the cage. Senior Elizabeth Stephens made it 2-0 in the 20th minute, dribbling in from the right side and tipping the ball past Lafayette keeper Jessica Deutsch.
No. 2 Old Dominion 2, Ohio State 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio. — Senior Rebecca Condie scored her first goal of the season and assisted on another as the second-ranked Old Dominion field hockey team shutout Ohio State 2-0 Sunday afternoon to win the Buckeye Classic.
The Lady Monarchs, who have not trailed in a game this season, improve to 6-0 on the year. ODU has outscored its opponents 21-5 thus far this season.
Old Dominion got on the board first in the 11th minute when freshman Lydia Velzian placed a shot on goal that was saved, but Condie handled the rebound and scored in front of the cage.
No. 3 Maryland 6, Villanova 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland held off Villanova 6-3 Sunday for its 99th win at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. After the teams were tied at the half, sophomore Jill Witmer led the Terrapins’ attack in the second half with her first career hat trick.
The Terrapins took 32 shots to Villanova’s three and had 19 penalty corners to the Wildcats’ two. Maryland scored four of its goals off of penalty corners.
No. 4 Connecticut 4, Drexel 2
STORRS, Conn. — Senior forward Cara Silverman scored just 1:28 into the game and the Husky defense made it hold up as Connecticut defeated Drexel on Sunday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn. With the win, UConn improves to 5-0 on the season while Drexel slips to 4-2.
Connecticut has shut out the opposition in each of the last two games and has not allowed its opponent to score in 192:15. Silverman’s goal was the 32nd of her career and her 10th-career game-winner.
No. 6 Penn State 6, Quinnipiac 1
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State got back on track on Sunday afternoon, as it downed the Quinnipiac Bobcats 6-1 at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex. Junior Kelsey Amyhad a career-high four goals in Penn State’s first ever matchup with Quinnipiac.
Penn State controlled the game from the very beginning, recording nine shots in the first seven minutes. Less than two minutes into the game, senior Casey McCartin had the first scoring opportunity for the Nittany Lions, bringing a ball along the end line that was eventually knocked out by the Quinnipiac goaltender.
No. 9 Duke 1, Longwood 0
DURHAM, N.C. – With just 1:30 remaining on the clock, sophomore Emmie Le Marchand converted a penalty stroke to lift Duke to a 1-0 victory against visiting Longwood Sunday afternoon from Williams Field.
For the third time in as many games, the Blue Devils did not allow their opponent to score a goal as Duke limited the Lancers to just two shots for the game. Duke controlled possession throughout and had numerous close calls turned back by Lancer goalkeeper Kaye Goulding, who finished the game with 13 saves. The continuous pressure eventually wore down the Longwood defense, resulting in Le Marchand’s opportunity late in the second half.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.