NORFOLK, Va. — Tied 1-1 after 70 minutes of play, Duke needed just 29 seconds in overtime to score the game-winning goal as the Blue Devils defeated Old Dominion 2-1 Sunday afternoon from the Powhatan Sports Complex. Junior Mary Nielsen scored the game-winner for the Blue Devils as Duke improved to 10-5 (2-2 ACC) on the year and handed Old Dominion (15-1) its first loss of the season.
At the start of the overtime period, sophomore Emmie Le Marchand dribbled down the end line and fed the ball to Nielsen, who scored from three yards out to give Duke the win. Nielsen now has four goals on the season, while Le Marchand leads the team with six assists.
For the game, Old Dominion led in both total shots, 17-10, and penalty corners, 11-4, but Duke goalkeeper Samantha Nelson made eight saves to limit the Old Dominion attack.
No. 2 North Carolina 3, James Madison 0
HARRISONBURG, Va. — North Carolina didn’t manage to score until the 45th minute of play Sunday against host James Madison, but the Tar Heels then added two more goals to come away with a 3-0 win. The shutout was the 11th of the season for Carolina, which improved to 15-1 with the win. The Dukes fell to 6-8.
Senior Elizabeth Stephens had the game-winner at the 44:16 mark when she put back a rebound after a James Madison save. The score sat at 1-0 until the 61st minute, when junior Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany’s shot deflected off the James Madison defense and went into the cage. North Carolina’s final goal came just a minute later, when junior Kelsey Kolojejchick scored off a rebound following a saved shot.
No. 3 Maryland 5, American 1
WASHINGTON D.C. — Maryland registered four second-half scores to earn a 5-1 victory against American. Maryland controlled much of the action, outshooting American by a 25-7 margin. The Terps also held a 13-1 edge in penalty corners.
Maryland scored twice within the first three minutes of the second half. Katie Gerzabek was credited with both goals as Maryland opened up a 3-1 lead. The Terps continued to pressure American throughout the half, eventually knocking home two more insurance goals.
With the loss the Eagles end a five game winning streak.
No. 4 Connecticut 3, Princeton 1
STORRS, Conn. — Sophomore forward Anne Jeute scored twice to lead Connecticut past Princeton by a 3-1 score on Sunday afternoon. With the win, UConn improves to 13-1 on the season while the Tigers slip to 5-7.
Connecticut has now beaten Princeton in each of the last two seasons. The Huskies also extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games.
Connecticut out-shot the Tigers by a 13-8 count while Princeton held a 6-4 edge in penalty corners. Sarah Mansfield stopped five shots for UConn while Maida made three saves for Princeton.
No. 5 Syracuse 12, Vermont 0
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After Kelsey Millman tied the Syracuse school record with four goals in a game on Friday, sophomore Leonie Geyer matched Millman with four goals of her own to lead Syracuse (12-2) past Vermont on Sunday at J.S. Coyne Stadium 12-0. The Orange had six players tally goals on the day, including Heather Susek (3), Jordan Page (2), Laura Hahnefeldt (1), Martina Loncarica (1) and Millman (1), while Lauren Brooks tied a school record with three assists.
The Orange, which clinched a spot in the Big East Tournament following Friday’s win against Georgetown, jumped out to a 4-0 lead at halftime before exploding for eight goals in the final 35 minutes. Syracuse also held 42-3 shot advantage versus Vermont and a 18-1 edge in penalty corners.
Sunday’s win extends the Syracuse winning streak to ten games, including 26 consecutive wins at J.S. Coyne Stadium dating back to the 2008 season.
No. 10 Michigan 2, No. 6 Penn State 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two second-half goals from sophomore Rachael Mack was the difference as Michigan shut out Penn State 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Ocker Field. Michigan extended its winning streak to five games while snapping Penn State’s streak of nine consecutive wins.
The Michigan defense was the story of the game as it held Penn State shotless for the last 60:36 of the match. Penn State’s Kelsey Amy had all three shots, including one that went just wide in the 10th minute. Both teams had three shots at the half, with Penn State holding a 4-1 corner advantage.
Mack broke through with the game-winning goal at 43:16 on a corner, deflecting a shot from senior Bryn Bain into the back of the net for her 10th goal of the season. It also was Bain’s seventh assist. Eight minutes later, Mack added insurance, beating Nittany Lion keeper Ayla Halus low off an assist from freshman Emy Guttman. Michigan had all 10 shots of the second half on its way to the Wolverines’ fifth shutout of 2011.
No. 11 Boston College 2, No. 8 New Hampshire 1
DURHAM, N.H. — Boston College (9-6) defeated New Hampshire (12-3) 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Eagles’ snapped the Wildcats four-game win streak.
BC outshot UNH, 20-12, and forced more corners, 7-4.
Anna Wetherall and Abby Bascetta tallied goals for the Eagles in the victory. Today’s goal marked the first of the season and of her career for Bascetta. Wetherall tallied her fifth of the season.
The BC defense held strong in the final minutes of the game, playing an essential role in sealing the victory. Senior goalkeeper Nicole Barry turned in a complete-game effort in the cage to help secure the win for the Eagles.
No. 9 Stanford 3, No. 12 California 2
BERKELEY, Calif. — Emily Henriksson’s goal with just under five minutes remaining lifted Stanford to a 3-2 victory against California on Sunday afternoon in Berkeley, as the Cardinal continued its recent dominance of the Golden Bears.
With the victory, Stanford (12-2, 5-0 NorPac) clinches the NorPac’s West Division regular season crown and secured the No. 1 seed in the NorPac Championship. Stanford is the four-time defending champion of the event, defeating California each time in the championship game.
Stanford also defeated California 3-2 back on Sept. 23 in this year’s earlier meeting, and the Cardinal has now won nine of the last 12 matchups in the overall series. Sunday’s win was Stanford’s fifth of the year against a top-20 opponent.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.