No. 9 Duke drops No. 8 Boston College
Roundup: No. 1 Old Dominion off to best start since 1992
NEWTON, Mass. -- Sophomore Emmie Le Marchand tallied a goal and two assists and four different Blue Devils registered goals as Duke earned a conference win against Boston College 4-2 Friday evening to move to 6-4 (2-1 ACC) on the year.
Boston College (7-4, 1-2 ACC) led in penalty corners 9-5 and outshot Duke 17-15 for the game, but the Blue Devils placed 13 shots on goal compared to nine for the Eagles. The Duke defense limited a BC offense that ranked 10th in the nation in scoring average to two goals, and redshirt senior goalkeeper Samantha Nelson made seven saves to clinch the victory.
Duke wasted little time taking the lead as junior Mary Nielsen scored her second goal of the season in the eighth minute to play to put the Blue Devils up 1-0 against the Eagles.
Junior Devon Gagliardi made it 2-0 in the 17th minute with her fifth goal on the year, deflecting in a loose ball off a penalty corner as Duke took the two-goal lead into the intermission. The Blue Devils controlled the first half of play, outshooting Boston College 10-4, while earning four penalty corners to three for the Eagles.
No. 1 Old Dominion 2, Richmond 0
RICHMOND, Va. -- For the first time since 1992, Old Dominion sits undefeated after 11 games. The top-ranked Lady Monarchs moved to 11-0 with a 2-0 shutout on the road at Richmond Friday afternoon.
Old Dominion last won 11 consecutive games to begin the season in 1992 when the Lady Monarchs went 25-0 and won the NCAA Championship.
Richmond (5-5) hung tough in the first half, not allowing a goal. It was only the third period all season in which the Lady Monarchs failed to find the back of the cage.
Old Dominion came out strong in the second stanza though, breaking the tie in the 37th minute on a Rebecca Condie tally from Lydia Velzian. The Lady Monarchs would then cushion their lead in the 53rd minute on Danielle Clutter's second goal of the season off a feed from Christy Longacre.
No. 2 North Carolina 1, Wake Forest 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Elizabeth Stephens scored on a penalty corner goal in the 51st minute of play to give North Carolina a victory against host Wake Forest Friday night at Kentner Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 10-1 overall and 2-0 in ACC play with the win. The Demon Deacons fell to 2-8 (0-3).
The only goal of the game came on UNC's first penalty corner of the second half and sixth of the night. It was Stephens' s sixth goal of the season, and junior Katie Ardrey and senior Katelyn Falgowski assisted on the play.
No. 3 Maryland 6, Virginia 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland (10-1, 3-0 ACC) topped Virginia, 6-3, Friday evening at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The game featured back-and-forth scoring between the teams, but Terrapin co-captains Jemma Buckley and Megan Frazer each scored twice to secure the win.
Virginia (5-7, 0-2 ACC) took the early lead when Rachel Sumfest took a hard shot from the top of the circle for a goal in the 15th minute.
In the 20th minute, Frazer dribbled the ball in and crushed a shot with defenders around her to tie the game at one. Eight minutes later, she gave Maryland a 2-1 lead. She brought it in with a self-start on the side of the circle and deflected in a shot from the baseline off the post.
Jemma Buckley added a third Maryland goal less than three minutes later off of a penalty corner setup from juniors Janessa Pope and Harriet Tibble.
No. 5 Syracuse 8, Providence 0
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Behind a 31-0 shot advantage and 12-0 edge in penalty corners, Syracuse coasted to an 8-0 victory against Providence (2-8, 0-2) on Friday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Seven different players scored for the Orange (8-2, 3-0), which led 2-0 at halftime before exploding for six goals in the final 35 minutes.
Kelsey Millman had five points on the day for Syracuse, and tied a Syracuse all-time record for assists in a game with three helpers against the Friars. Leonie Geyer added two goals for the Orange while Liz McInerney contributed two assists.
Syracuse took a 1-0 just 11 minutes into the first half off a penalty corner as Geyer hammered home a shot from inside the circle. The Orange repeated the process 16 minutes later on Syracuse's next corner as Millman entered the ball into play. McInerney then stopped the ball, leaving it for Amy Kee, who buried a shot past Friar goalkeeper Kathi Weidman.
No. 10 New Hampshire 2, Fairfield 0
DURHAM, N.H. -- Hayley Rausch extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games with a pair of assists to help New Hampshire to a 2-0 victory against Fairfield on Friday. It was the America East conference opener for both teams.
New Hampshire improved to 5-0 at home, 9-2 overall and 1-0 in America East by winning its eight consecutive conference game dating back to October 2009. Fairfield, which entered the game with a five-game winning streak, is now 7-3 overall, 0-1 in the league.
The Wildcats scored on the first shot of the game to take a 1-0 lead at 6:25. On a penalty corner, Rausch pushed the ball to battery mate Kendall Deck at the top of the circle, and then Casey Pohlmeyer blasted a low shot into the cage.
The Wildcats second goal came in the 68th minute on an empty net.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.